Florida Senate - 2012                                    SB 1958
       By the Committee on Budget
       576-03491-12                                          20121958__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Department of Health; amending
    3         s. 945.602, F.S.; assigning, for administrative
    4         purposes, the Correctional Medical Authority to the
    5         Executive Office of the Governor, rather than the
    6         Department of Health; conforming provisions to changes
    7         made by the act; deleting an obsolete provision;
    8         providing for a transfer of the administration of the
    9         Correctional Medical Authority from the Department of
   10         Health to the Executive Office of the Governor;
   11         providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Subsections (1) and (3) of section 945.602,
   16  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   17         945.602 State of Florida Correctional Medical Authority;
   18  creation; members.—
   19         (1) There is created the State of Florida Correctional
   20  Medical Authority, which for administrative purposes shall be
   21  assigned to the Executive Office of the Governor Department of
   22  Health. The governing board of the authority shall be composed
   23  of nine persons appointed by the Governor subject to
   24  confirmation by the Senate. One member must be a member of the
   25  Florida Hospital Association; one member must be a member of the
   26  Florida League of Hospitals; one member must be a member of the
   27  Association of Community Hospitals and Health Systems of
   28  Florida; and one member must be a member of the Florida Medical
   29  Association. The authority shall contract with the Executive
   30  Office of the Governor Department of Health for the provision of
   31  administrative support services, including purchasing,
   32  personnel, general services, and budgetary matters. The
   33  authority is shall not be subject to control, supervision, or
   34  direction by the Executive Office of the Governor Department of
   35  Health or the Department of Corrections. The authority shall
   36  annually elect one member to serve as chair. Members shall be
   37  appointed for terms of 4 years each. Each member may is
   38  authorized to continue to serve upon the expiration of his or
   39  her term until a successor is duly appointed as provided in this
   40  section. Before entering upon his or her duties, each member of
   41  the authority shall take and subscribe to the oath or
   42  affirmation required by the State Constitution.
   43         (3) Effective for new appointments after July 1, 1996, At
   44  least one member of the authority must be a physician licensed
   45  under chapter 458, and one member of the authority may be a
   46  physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459. At least
   47  two other members of the authority must have had at least 5
   48  years’ experience in health care administration.
   49         Section 2. All powers, duties, functions, records, offices,
   50  personnel, associated administrative support positions,
   51  property, pending issues, existing contracts, administrative
   52  authority, and administrative rules relating to the State of
   53  Florida Correctional Medical Authority in the Department of
   54  Health are transferred to the Executive Office of the Governor.
   55         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.