Florida Senate - 2014 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1276 Ì680576FÎ680576 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Garcia moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (355120) (with title 2 amendment) 3 4 Delete lines 48 - 72 5 and insert: 6 (12)(a) At least 50 percent of the surgical assistants that 7 a facility employs or contracts with must be certified surgical 8 assistants. 9 (b) At least 50 percent of the surgical technologists that 10 a facility employs or contracts with must be certified surgical 11 technologists. 12 (c) The certification requirements in paragraphs (a) and 13 (b) do not apply to: 14 1. A person who has completed an appropriate training 15 program for surgical technology in any branch of the Armed 16 Forces or reserve component of the Armed Forces. 17 2. A person who was employed or contracted to perform the 18 duties of a surgical technologist or surgical assistant at any 19 time before July 1, 2014. 20 3. A health care practitioner as defined in s. 456.001 or a 21 student if the duties performed by the practitioner or the 22 student are within the scope of the practitioner’s or the 23 student’s training and practice. 24 4. A person enrolled in a surgical technology or surgical 25 assisting training program accredited by the Commission on 26 Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the 27 Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, or another 28 accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of 29 Education on July 1, 2014. A person may practice as a surgical 30 technologist or a surgical assistant for 2 years after 31 completing such a training program before he or she is required 32 to meet 33 34 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 35 And the title is amended as follows: 36 Delete lines 80 - 83 37 and insert: 38 F.S.; defining terms; requiring a certain percentage 39 of surgical assistants or surgical technologists 40 employed or contracting with a hospital to be 41 certified; providing exceptions; amending s.