Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 898
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: RE            .                                
                  04/03/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Health Policy (Joyner) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (698240) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 40 - 46
    5  and insert:
    6         (4) This section does not preclude a licensed health care
    7  practitioner, as defined in s. 456.001, Florida Statutes, who is
    8  acting within the scope of his or her practice from employing
    9  the technology of telemedicine, applying telemedicine within his
   10  or her practice, or using telemedicine technology under the
   11  direction and supervision of another health care practitioner
   12  who is using telemedicine technology within the supervising
   13  practitioner’s scope of practice. When acting under the
   14  direction and supervision of another health care practitioner,
   15  the use of telemedicine technology may not be interpreted as
   16  practicing medicine without a license. However, any health care
   17  practitioner employing telemedicine technology must be trained,
   18  educated, and knowledgeable about the procedure and technology
   19  and may not perform duties for which the practitioner does not
   20  have sufficient training, education, or knowledge. Failure to
   21  have adequate training, education, and knowledge is grounds for
   22  disciplinary action by the board, or the department if there is
   23  no board.
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   27         And the title is amended as follows:
   28         Delete line 78
   29  and insert:
   30         services; clarifying that the use of telemedicine
   31         technology under the supervision of another health
   32         care practitioner may not be interpreted as practicing
   33         medicine without a license; authorizing the Department
   34         of Health to