Florida Senate - 2013 SB 1264 By Senator Flores 37-00545A-13 20131264__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to hospital licensure; amending s. 3 395.003, F.S.; authorizing certain specialty-licensed 4 children’s hospitals to provide obstetrical services 5 under certain circumstances; providing an effective 6 date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Subsection (6) of section 395.003, Florida 11 Statutes, is amended to read: 12 395.003 Licensure; denial, suspension, and revocation.— 13 (6) A specialty hospital may not provide any service or 14 regularly serve any population group beyond those services or 15 groups specified in its license. 16 (a) A specialty-licensed children’s hospital that is 17 authorized to provide pediatric cardiac catheterization and 18 pediatric open-heart surgery services may provide cardiovascular 19 service to adults who, as children, were previously served by 20 the hospital for congenital heart disease, or to those patients 21 who are referred for a specialized procedure only for congenital 22 heart disease by an adult hospital, without obtaining additional 23 licensure as a provider of adult cardiovascular services. The 24 agency may request documentation as needed to support patient 25 selection and treatment. This paragraph
subsectiondoes not 26 apply to a specialty-licensed children’s hospital that is 27 already licensed to provide adult cardiovascular services. 28 (b) A specialty-licensed children’s hospital that has 29 licensed neonatal intensive care unit beds may provide 30 obstetrical services, including labor and delivery care, to up 31 to 10 patients, which services are restricted to the diagnosis, 32 care, and treatment of pregnant women of any age who have 33 documentation by an examining physician which includes 34 information regarding: 35 1. At least one fetal characteristic or condition that 36 would characterize the pregnancy or delivery as high risk; or 37 2. Medical advice or a diagnosis indicating that the fetus 38 may require at least one perinatal intervention. 39 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.