Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/CS/HB 573, 2nd Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Hays moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 2694 and 2695
    4  insert:
    5         Section 48. Subsection (7) of section 456.013, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         456.013 Department; general licensing provisions.—
    8         (7) The boards, or the department when there is no board,
    9  shall require the completion of a 2-hour course relating to
   10  prevention of medical errors as part of the licensure and
   11  renewal process. The 2-hour course shall count towards the total
   12  number of continuing education hours required for the
   13  profession. The course shall be approved by the board or
   14  department, as appropriate, and shall include a study of root
   15  cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient
   16  safety. In addition, the course approved by the Board of
   17  Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine shall include an
   18  additional 3 hours of information relating to the five most
   19  misdiagnosed conditions during the previous biennium, and a
   20  section dealing with issues of particular importance in the
   21  areas of risk management and medical ethics, and may encompass
   22  sections on domestic violence, instruction on HIV and AIDS,
   23  physician financial responsibility requirements, controlled
   24  substance prescribing rules and regulations, and other areas of
   25  emphasis, as determined by the board. If the course is being
   26  offered by a facility licensed pursuant to chapter 395 for its
   27  employees, the board may approve up to 1 hour of the 2-hour
   28  course to be specifically related to error reduction and
   29  prevention methods used in that facility. The course shall be
   30  developed and offered by a statewide multispecialty professional
   31  association of physicians in this state accredited to provide
   32  educational activities designated for the American Medical
   33  Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1
   34  credit. For physicians licensed under chapter 459, the course
   35  may be offered by a statewide professional association of
   36  osteopathic physicians affiliated with the American Osteopathic
   37  Association. The 5-hour course shall count towards the total
   38  number of continuing education hours required for the
   39  profession. Failure by a physician to complete the course before
   40  the renewal application shall result in the denial of the
   41  application.
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   44  And the title is amended as follows:
   45         Delete line 292
   46  and insert:
   47         home health agencies; amending s. 456.013, F.S.;
   48         revising the requirements for the course relating to
   49         prevention of medical errors required as part of
   50         certain licensure and renewal processes; providing
   51         effective dates.