Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 966
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Latvala moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 818 - 1073
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 13. Paragraph (a) of subsection (7) and subsection
    6  (14) of section 395.4001, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         395.4001 Definitions.—As used in this part, the term:
    8         (7) “Level II trauma center” means a trauma center that:
    9         (a) Is verified by the department to be in substantial
   10  compliance with Level II trauma center standards and has been
   11  approved by the department to operate as a Level II trauma
   12  center or is designated pursuant to s. 395.4025(14).
   13         (14) “Trauma center” means a hospital that has been
   14  verified by the department to be in substantial compliance with
   15  the requirements in s. 395.4025 and has been approved by the
   16  department to operate as a Level I trauma center, Level II
   17  trauma center, or pediatric trauma center, or is designated by
   18  the department as a Level II trauma center pursuant to
   19  s. 395.4025(14).
   20         Section 14. Subsection (14) of section 395.4025, Florida
   21  Statutes, is amended to read:
   22         395.4025 Trauma centers; selection; quality assurance;
   23  records.—
   24         (14) Notwithstanding the procedures established pursuant to
   25  subsections (1) through (13) in this section, hospitals located
   26  in areas with limited access to trauma center services shall be
   27  designated by the department as Level II trauma centers based on
   28  documentation of a valid certificate of trauma center
   29  verification from the American College of Surgeons. Areas with
   30  limited access to trauma center services are defined by the
   31  following criteria:
   32         (a)The hospital is located in a trauma service area with a
   33  population greater than 600,000 persons but a population density
   34  of less than 225 persons per square mile; and
   35         (b)The hospital is located in a county with no verified
   36  trauma center; and
   37         (c)The hospital is located at least 15 miles or 20 minutes
   38  travel time by ground transport from the nearest verified trauma
   39  center any other provisions of this section and rules adopted
   40  pursuant to this section, until the department has conducted the
   41  review provided under s. 395.402, only hospitals located in
   42  trauma services areas where there is no existing trauma center
   43  may apply.
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   46         And the title is amended as follows:
   47         Delete lines 59 - 82
   48  and insert:
   49         organizations to conform; amending s. 395.4001, F.S.;
   50         revising the definition of the terms “level II trauma
   51         center” and “trauma center”; amending s. 395.4025,
   52         F.S.; establishing criteria for designating Level II
   53         trauma centers in areas with limited access to trauma
   54         center services; amending s. 395.701, F.S.; revising
   55         the