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         Between lines 3382 and 3383
    4  insert:
    5         Section 76. Section 483.111, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         483.111 Limitations on licensure.—A license may be issued
    8  to a clinical laboratory to perform only those clinical
    9  laboratory procedures and tests that are within the specialties
   10  or subspecialties in which the clinical laboratory personnel are
   11  qualified. A license may not be issued unless the agency
   12  determines that the clinical laboratory is adequately staffed
   13  and equipped to operate in conformity with the requirements of
   14  this part, part II of chapter 408, and applicable rules. A
   15  clinical laboratory may not perform quantitative drug testing
   16  using high-complexity tests, as categorized under the federal
   17  Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, unless the
   18  clinical laboratory is accredited through the College of
   19  American Pathologists and submits to and passes available
   20  proficiency testing for analytes applicable to the drug-testing
   21  methods that the clinical laboratory uses. Existing licensed
   22  clinical laboratories subject to this accreditation requirement
   23  must apply for accreditation by September 1, 2013, and must
   24  obtain accreditation by July 1, 2014. A licensed clinical
   25  laboratory fully owned and operated by a Florida-licensed
   26  hospital is exempt from the accreditation requirements of this
   27  section.
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   30         And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete line 337
   32  and insert:
   33         and land development; amending s. 483.111, F.S.;
   34         requiring clinical laboratories that perform certain
   35         drug testing to be accredited and pass specific
   36         proficiency tests; providing deadlines to apply for
   37         and receive accreditation; providing an exemption for
   38         certain clinical laboratories; amending s. 499.003,
   39         F.S.;