Florida Senate - 2012             CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1958
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: AD/CR          .                                
             03/09/2012 03:11 PM       .                                

       The Conference Committee on SB 1958 recommended the following:
    1         Senate Conference Committee Amendment (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 1. Subsections (1) and (3) of section 945.602,
    7  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    8         945.602 State of Florida Correctional Medical Authority;
    9  creation; members.—
   10         (1) There is created the State of Florida Correctional
   11  Medical Authority, which for administrative purposes shall be
   12  assigned to the Executive Office of the Governor Department of
   13  Health. The governing board of the authority shall be composed
   14  of seven nine persons appointed by the Governor subject to
   15  confirmation by the Senate. One member must be a member of the
   16  Florida Hospital Association; one member must be a member of the
   17  Florida League of Hospitals; one member must be a member of the
   18  Association of Community Hospitals and Health Systems of
   19  Florida; and one member must be a member of the Florida Medical
   20  Association. The authority shall contract with the Executive
   21  Office of the Governor Department of Health for the provision of
   22  administrative support services, including purchasing,
   23  personnel, general services, and budgetary matters. The
   24  authority is shall not be subject to control, supervision, or
   25  direction by the Executive Office of the Governor Department of
   26  Health or the Department of Corrections. The authority shall
   27  annually elect one member to serve as chair. Members shall be
   28  appointed for terms of 4 years each. Each member may is
   29  authorized to continue to serve upon the expiration of his or
   30  her term until a successor is duly appointed as provided in this
   31  section. Before entering upon his or her duties, each member of
   32  the authority shall take and subscribe to the oath or
   33  affirmation required by the State Constitution.
   34         (3) Effective for new appointments after July 1, 1996, At
   35  least one member of the authority must be a physician licensed
   36  under chapter 458, and one member of the authority may be a
   37  physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459. At least
   38  two other members of the authority must have had at least 5
   39  years’ experience in health care administration.
   40         Section 2. All powers, duties, functions, records, offices,
   41  personnel, associated administrative support positions,
   42  property, pending issues, existing contracts, administrative
   43  authority, and administrative rules relating to the State of
   44  Florida Correctional Medical Authority in the Department of
   45  Health are transferred to the Executive Office of the Governor.
   46         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.
   48  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   49         And the title is amended as follows:
   50         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   51  and insert:
   52                        A bill to be entitled                      
   53         An act relating to the Department of Health; amending
   54         s. 945.602, F.S.; assigning, for administrative
   55         purposes, the Correctional Medical Authority to the
   56         Executive Office of the Governor, rather than the
   57         Department of Health; reducing the membership of the
   58         authority; conforming provisions to changes made by
   59         the act; deleting an obsolete provision; providing for
   60         a transfer of the administration of the Correctional
   61         Medical Authority from the Department of Health to the
   62         Executive Office of the Governor; providing an
   63         effective date.