Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1354
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/03/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Health Policy (Young) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (148648) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 53 - 82
    5  and insert:
    6         (h) It requires, at a minimum, a specified number of
    7  continuing medical education hours in the physician’s area of
    8  specialty for recertification.
    9         (i) It has a practice improvement program to encourage
   10  continued improvement within medical practice. The program must
   11  focus on recent scientific developments, improved patient
   12  safety, improved patient or population health outcomes, improved
   13  access to health care, improved patient experience, and
   14  increased value to the health care system. The program must
   15  require physician participation in practice improvement programs
   16  within the context of the health care team and system of
   17  practice.
   18         (3) The Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic
   19  Medicine may adopt rules to implement this section. These rules
   20  may impose additional requirements on applicants for a
   21  recognizing agency certificate.
   22         (4) A physician who holds a current board certification
   23  from a recognizing agency approved by the board pursuant to
   24  department rules may advertise himself or herself as a board
   25  certified specialist.
   26         Section 2. Section 458.3312, Florida Statutes, is amended
   27  to read:
   28         458.3312 Specialties.—A physician licensed under this
   29  chapter may not hold himself or herself out as a board-certified
   30  specialist unless the physician has received formal recognition
   31  as a specialist from a specialty board of the American Board of
   32  Medical Specialties or other recognizing agency that has
   33  received a certificate issued been approved by the department in
   34  accordance with s. 456.0291 board. However, a physician may
   35  indicate the services offered and may state that his or her
   36  practice is limited to one or more types of services when this
   37  accurately reflects the scope of practice of the physician. A
   38  physician may not hold himself or herself out as a board
   39  certified specialist in dermatology unless the recognizing
   40  agency, whether authorized in statute or by rule, is triennially
   41  reviewed and reauthorized by the Board of Medicine.
   42         Section 3. Section 459.0152, Florida Statutes, is amended
   43  to read:
   44         459.0152 Specialties.—An osteopathic physician licensed
   45  under this chapter may not hold himself or herself out as a
   46  board-certified specialist unless he or she the osteopathic
   47  physician has successfully completed the requirements for
   48  certification by the American Osteopathic Association or the
   49  Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education or and is
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   52  And the title is amended as follows:
   53         Delete line 106
   54  and insert:
   55         certificate process; providing that a physician who
   56         meets certain criteria may advertise himself or
   57         herself as a board-certified specialist; amending ss.
   58         458.3312 and