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.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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 subsection does 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.