Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 278
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  02/21/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Health Policy (Galvano) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (606544) (with directory and
    2  title amendments)
    4         Between lines 164 and 165
    5  insert:
    6         (11) Comanagement of postoperative care shall be conducted
    7  pursuant to an established protocol that governs the
    8  relationship between the operating surgeon and the optometrist.
    9  The patient shall be informed that he or she has the right to be
   10  seen by the operating ophthalmologist during the entire
   11  postoperative period and that either the operating
   12  ophthalmologist or the optometrist will be available for
   13  emergency care throughout the postoperative period. The patient
   14  must be informed of the fees, if any, to be charged by the
   15  optometrist who has been delegated certain postoperative-care
   16  responsibilities and must be provided with an accurate and
   17  comprehensive itemized statement of the specific postoperative
   18  care services that the operating surgeon and the optometrist
   19  each have rendered, along with the charge for each service. The
   20  patient must consent in writing to the comanagement relationship
   21  for her or his care.
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   25         And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   26         Delete lines 158 - 159
   27  and insert:
   28         Section 6. Subsections (10) and (11) are added to section
   29  463.0135, Florida Statutes, to read:
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   33         And the title is amended as follows:
   34         Delete line 280
   35  and insert:
   36         certain eye examinations; requiring a postoperative
   37         comanagement care arrangement between an
   38         ophthalmologist and an optometrist to be governed by a
   39         written comanagement agreement; requiring certain
   40         notifications, fees, and itemized statement of
   41         postoperative care services to be provided to the
   42         patient; requiring a patient to consent in writing to
   43         the comanagement relationship for her or his care;
   44         amending s. 463.014, F.S.;