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CS/CS/CS/HB 943: Background Screening

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee ; Holder ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Baxley ; Campbell ; Snyder

Background Screening; Revises exemptions from background screening requirements for certain mental health personnel & law enforcement officers; eliminates rule that requires AHCA to stagger rescreening schedules; revises provisions relating to background screening for persons rendering care in consumer-directed care program; revises provisions relating to general vocational rehabilitation programs; requires registration of service providers; requires background screening & rescreening of certain persons having contact with vulnerable persons; provides exemptions; provides disqualifying offenses; provides that cost of screening shall be borne by provider or person being screened; provides conditions for denial, suspension, termination, or revocation of registration or other agreements; provides for notice; provides applicability; includes person who has access to client's personal identification information within definition of term "direct service provider"; exempts certain professionals licensed by DOH, attorneys in good standing, relatives of clients, & certain volunteers from level 2 background screening; exempts certain licensed professionals & persons from further screening; provides requirements for screening of direct service providers; requires vendors who submit fingerprints on behalf of employers to meet specified criteria; authorizes employer to hire employee to position that otherwise requires background screening before completion of screening process for purpose of training employee; prohibits employee from having direct contact with vulnerable persons until screening process is complete; creates Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse under AHCA, in consultation with FDLE; provides for specified agencies to share results of criminal history checks; provides exemption for certain employees who have undergone criminal history check before clearinghouse is operational; requires application for initial licensure in profession regulated by DOH to include fingerprints submitted by approved vendor after specified date; requires applicant to pay costs of fingerprint processing; provides procedures for submission of fingerprints by private vendors, private entities, & public agencies; specifies standards for electronic submission of fingerprints.

Effective Date: 4/6/2012
Last Action: 4/8/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-73
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    12/7/2011 House • Filed
    12/21/2011 House • Referred to Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 92
    1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 92
    1/12/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee, 01/17/12, 3:30 pm, Webster Hall
    1/17/2012 House • CS by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 238
    1/19/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
    • CS by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 233
    1/20/2012 House • Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee -HJ 247
    1/23/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 01/25/12, 11:00 am, 404 HOB
    1/25/2012 House • CS/CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 310
    1/30/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
    • CS/CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 305
    1/31/2012 House • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 318
    2/14/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/16/12, 9:00 am, 404 HOB
    2/16/2012 House • CS/CS/CS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 684
    2/17/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
    2/20/2012 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 682
    • CS/CS/CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 677
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/22/12
    2/22/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 723
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    2/23/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 771
    • CS passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 772
    2/24/2012 Senate • In Messages
    3/2/2012 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations; Budget -SJ 822
    3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 822
    3/6/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations; Budget -SJ 880
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 880
    • Substituted for CS/CS/SB 320 -SJ 880
    • Read 2nd time -SJ 880
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/7/2012 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 910
    • CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 911
    3/7/2012 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 1178
    3/23/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    4/6/2012 • Approved by Governor
    4/8/2012 • Chapter No. 2012-73

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  • CS/CS/CS/HB 943, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/7/2012 at 4:35 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 320 (c2) Background Screening Storms Similar Last Action: 3/6/2012 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73) -SJ 880
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 1091 Medicaid Provider Accountability Nunez Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 H Died in Health and Human Services Quality Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73)
    Location: In committee/council (HSQS)
    H 1419 (e1) Health Care Facilities Brodeur Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died in Health Regulation, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/CS/CS/HB 1263 (Ch. 2012-184)
    Location: In committee/council (HR)
    S 1316 (c2) Health Care Gaetz Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/HB 653 (Ch. 2012-64), CS/CS/CS/HB 711 (Ch. 2012-66), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/CS/CS/HB 1263 (Ch. 2012-184)
    Location: On Special Order Calendar
    S 1884 (c2) Health Regulation by the Agency for Health Care Administration Garcia Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/CS/HB 711 (Ch. 2012-66), CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/SB 730 (Ch. 2012-44)
    Location: On Special Order Calendar

    Citations - Statutes (17)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    394.4572 Screening of mental health personnel. Page 5 (pdf)
    408.809 Background screening prohibited offenses. Page 5 (pdf)
    409.1757 Persons not required to be refingerprinted or rescreened. Page 12 (pdf)
    409.221 Consumer-directed care program. Page 12 (pdf)
    413.20 Definitions. Page 13 (pdf)
    413.208 Service providers quality assurance and fitness for responsibilities. Page 13 (pdf)
    430.0402 Screening of direct service providers. Page 18 (pdf)
    435.02 Definitions. Page 22 (pdf)
    435.04 Level 2 screening standards. Page 23 (pdf)
    435.06 Exclusion from employment. Page 24 (pdf)
    435.12 Page 24 (pdf)
    456.0135 Page 26 (pdf)
    464.203 Certified nursing assistants certification requirement. Page 27 (pdf)
    943.05 Criminal Justice Information Program duties crime reports. Page 29 (pdf)
    943.053 Dissemination of criminal justice information fees. Page 31 (pdf)
    943.0585 Court-ordered expunction of criminal history records. Page 34 (pdf)
    943.059 Court-ordered sealing of criminal history records. Page 37 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/CS/HB 943, Committee Substitute 3 Posted 2/17/2012 at 4:22 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 320 (c2) Background Screening Storms Similar Last Action: 3/6/2012 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73) -SJ 880
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 1091 Medicaid Provider Accountability Nunez Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 H Died in Health and Human Services Quality Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73)
    Location: In committee/council (HSQS)
    H 1419 (e1) Health Care Facilities Brodeur Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died in Health Regulation, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/CS/CS/HB 1263 (Ch. 2012-184)
    Location: In committee/council (HR)
    S 1316 (c2) Health Care Gaetz Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/HB 653 (Ch. 2012-64), CS/CS/CS/HB 711 (Ch. 2012-66), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/CS/CS/HB 1263 (Ch. 2012-184)
    Location: On Special Order Calendar
    S 1884 (c2) Health Regulation by the Agency for Health Care Administration Garcia Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/CS/HB 711 (Ch. 2012-66), CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/SB 730 (Ch. 2012-44)
    Location: On Special Order Calendar

    Floor Votes (2)

    Date Chamber Result
    2/23/2012 2:21 PM House 114 Yeas - 0 Nays
    3/7/2012 9:58 AM Senate 39 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (17)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    394.4572 Screening of mental health personnel. Page 5 (pdf)
    408.809 Background screening prohibited offenses. Page 5 (pdf)
    409.1757 Persons not required to be refingerprinted or rescreened. Page 12 (pdf)
    409.221 Consumer-directed care program. Page 12 (pdf)
    413.20 Definitions. Page 13 (pdf)
    413.208 Service providers quality assurance and fitness for responsibilities. Page 13 (pdf)
    430.0402 Screening of direct service providers. Page 18 (pdf)
    435.02 Definitions. Page 22 (pdf)
    435.04 Level 2 screening standards. Page 23 (pdf)
    435.06 Exclusion from employment. Page 24 (pdf)
    435.12 Page 24 (pdf)
    456.0135 Page 26 (pdf)
    464.203 Certified nursing assistants certification requirement. Page 27 (pdf)
    943.05 Criminal Justice Information Program duties crime reports. Page 29 (pdf)
    943.053 Dissemination of criminal justice information fees. Page 31 (pdf)
    943.0585 Court-ordered expunction of criminal history records. Page 34 (pdf)
    943.059 Court-ordered sealing of criminal history records. Page 37 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/HB 943, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 1/30/2012 at 11:34 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Health and Human Services Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/17/2012 (pdf)

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 320 (c1) Background Screening Storms Similar Last Action: 3/6/2012 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73) -SJ 880
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 1091 Medicaid Provider Accountability Nunez Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 H Died in Health and Human Services Quality Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73)
    Location: In committee/council (HSQS)
    H 1419 (c1) Health Care Facilities Brodeur Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died in Health Regulation, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/CS/CS/HB 1263 (Ch. 2012-184)
    Location: In committee/council (HR)
    S 1316 (c1) Health Care Gaetz Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/HB 653 (Ch. 2012-64), CS/CS/CS/HB 711 (Ch. 2012-66), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/CS/CS/HB 1263 (Ch. 2012-184)
    Location: On Special Order Calendar
    S 1884 (c1) Health Regulation by the Agency for Health Care Administration Garcia Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/CS/HB 711 (Ch. 2012-66), CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/SB 730 (Ch. 2012-44)
    Location: On Special Order Calendar

    Committee Amendments (5)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    491213 - Amendment
    Between lines 331 and 332, insert:
    Holder 2/15/2012
    6:09 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    2/16/2012
    PDF
    942789 - Amendment
    Remove line 470 and insert:
    Holder 2/15/2012
    6:10 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    2/16/2012
    PDF
    327373 - Amendment
    Remove lines 562-579 and insert:
    Holder 2/15/2012
    6:11 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    2/16/2012
    PDF
    111011 - Amendment
    Remove lines 851-861 and insert:
    Holder 2/15/2012
    6:12 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    2/16/2012
    PDF
    878599 - Amendment
    Remove lines 947-957 and insert:
    Holder 2/15/2012
    6:12 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    2/16/2012
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (15)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    394.4572 Screening of mental health personnel. Page 4 (pdf)
    408.809 Background screening prohibited offenses. Page 5 (pdf)
    409.1757 Persons not required to be refingerprinted or rescreened. Page 11 (pdf)
    409.221 Consumer-directed care program. Page 12 (pdf)
    430.0402 Screening of direct service providers. Page 12 (pdf)
    435.02 Definitions. Page 17 (pdf)
    435.04 Level 2 screening standards. Page 18 (pdf)
    435.06 Exclusion from employment. Page 18 (pdf)
    435.12 Page 18 (pdf)
    456.0135 Page 20 (pdf)
    464.203 Certified nursing assistants certification requirement. Page 22 (pdf)
    943.05 Criminal Justice Information Program duties crime reports. Page 23 (pdf)
    943.053 Dissemination of criminal justice information fees. Page 25 (pdf)
    943.0585 Court-ordered expunction of criminal history records. Page 28 (pdf)
    943.059 Court-ordered sealing of criminal history records. Page 32 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 943, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 1/19/2012 at 7:43 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Criminal Justice Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 1/30/2012 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 320 Background Screening Storms Similar Last Action: 3/6/2012 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73) -SJ 880
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 1419 Health Care Facilities Brodeur Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died in Health Regulation, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/CS/CS/HB 1263 (Ch. 2012-184)
    Location: In committee/council (HR)
    S 1884 Health Regulation by the Agency for Health Care Administration Garcia Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/CS/HB 711 (Ch. 2012-66), CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/SB 730 (Ch. 2012-44)
    Location: On Special Order Calendar

    Committee Amendments (10)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    545059 - Amendment
    Remove lines 61-72 and insert:
    Holder 1/24/2012
    8:03 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/25/2012
    PDF
    088263 - Amendment
    Between lines 72 and 73, insert:
    Holder 1/24/2012
    8:03 PM
    Withdrawn
    1/25/2012
    PDF
    589909 - Amendment
    Remove lines 107-136 and insert:
    Holder 1/24/2012
    7:58 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/25/2012
    PDF
    684339 - Amendment
    Remove lines 193-207 and insert:
    Holder 1/24/2012
    7:59 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/25/2012
    PDF
    938095 - Amendment
    Remove lines 219-229
    Holder 1/24/2012
    8:00 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/25/2012
    PDF
    879983 - Amendment
    Remove lines 279-291 and insert:
    Holder 1/24/2012
    8:01 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/25/2012
    PDF
    724391 - Amendment
    Remove line 411 and insert:
    Holder 1/24/2012
    8:01 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/25/2012
    PDF
    471799 - Amendment
    Remove lines 440-490 and insert:
    Holder 1/24/2012
    7:54 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/25/2012
    PDF
    855363 - Amendment
    Between lines 489 and 490, insert:
    Holder 1/24/2012
    8:03 PM
    Withdrawn
    1/25/2012
    PDF
    hierarchy 472003 - Substitute Amendment (855363)
    Between lines 489 and 490, insert:
    Grant 1/25/2012
    3:19 PM
    Withdrawn
    1/25/2012
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    394.4572 Screening of mental health personnel. Page 3 (pdf)
    408.809 Background screening prohibited offenses. Page 9 (pdf)
    409.1757 Persons not required to be refingerprinted or rescreened. Page 3 (pdf)
    430.0402 Screening of direct service providers. Page 4 (pdf)
    435.04 Level 2 screening standards. Page 7 (pdf)
    435.06 Exclusion from employment. Page 8 (pdf)
    435.07 Exemptions from disqualification. Page 8 (pdf)
    464.203 Certified nursing assistants certification requirement. Page 15 (pdf)

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  • HB 943, Original Filed Version Posted 12/7/2011 at 11:41 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 4/10/2012 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 320 Background Screening Storms Identical Last Action: 3/6/2012 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73) -SJ 880
    Location: Laid on Table
    H 1419 Health Care Facilities Brodeur Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died in Health Regulation, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/CS/CS/HB 1263 (Ch. 2012-184)
    Location: In committee/council (HR)
    S 1884 Health Regulation by the Agency for Health Care Administration Garcia Compare Last Action: 3/9/2012 S Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 517 (Ch. 2012-61), CS/CS/CS/HB 711 (Ch. 2012-66), CS/CS/HB 787 (Ch. 2012-160), CS/CS/CS/HB 943 (Ch. 2012-73), CS/SB 730 (Ch. 2012-44)
    Location: On Special Order Calendar

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    184877 - Amendment
    Remove lines 91-112 and insert:
    Holder 1/14/2012
    1:30 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/17/2012
    PDF
    939349 - Amendment
    Remove lines 342-350 and insert:
    Holder 1/14/2012
    2:16 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/17/2012
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (8)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    394.4572 Screening of mental health personnel. Page 3 (pdf)
    408.809 Background screening prohibited offenses. Page 8 (pdf)
    409.1757 Persons not required to be refingerprinted or rescreened. Page 3 (pdf)
    430.0402 Screening of direct service providers. Page 4 (pdf)
    435.04 Level 2 screening standards. Page 7 (pdf)
    435.06 Exclusion from employment. Page 7 (pdf)
    435.07 Exemptions from disqualification. Page 8 (pdf)
    464.203 Certified nursing assistants certification requirement. Page 14 (pdf)

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