Florida Senate - 2015                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 816
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: NC/2R          .                                
             04/23/2015 10:50 AM       .                                

       Senator Bradley moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 19
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Present paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of
    6  section 395.402, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as paragraph
    7  (d), and a new paragraph (c) is added to that subsection, to
    8  read:
    9         (c) In any trauma service area in which the department has
   10  designated or provisionally approved a total of one Level I or
   11  Level II trauma center and such trauma center ceases operation,
   12  a need for an additional trauma center shall immediately be
   13  established. A hospital within such trauma service area may
   14  submit an application to operate as a Level I or Level II trauma
   15  center at any time after the pre-existing trauma center ceases
   16  operation without regard to whether the hospital filed a letter
   17  of intent to operate as a trauma center. Because such an
   18  application is not submitted within the review cycle established
   19  in this part, the dates established in this part are not
   20  applicable to an application submitted under this paragraph. For
   21  an application submitted under this paragraph, the department
   22  shall conduct a provisional review to determine whether the
   23  application has the critical elements required for a trauma
   24  center within 30 days after receiving the completed application
   25  and conduct the in-depth evaluation of the application within 5
   26  months after receiving the completed application. The department
   27  shall conduct the onsite visits by a review team of out-of-state
   28  experts within 11 months after receiving the completed
   29  application and make a decision whether the hospital is selected
   30  as a trauma center within 12 months after receiving the
   31  completed application, unless the hospital seeks and obtains an
   32  extension of its provisional status, in which case the
   33  department may extend the provisional status of the application
   34  for an additional 6 months. An application submitted under this
   35  paragraph must comply with all other provisions of this part.
   36  The department must comply with the dates and timeframes set
   37  forth in this paragraph for administrative review and action on
   38  applications submitted under this paragraph.
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   41  And the title is amended as follows:
   42         Delete line 3
   43  and insert:
   44         facilities and services; amending s. 395.402, F.S.;
   45         providing a determination of need for an additional
   46         trauma center where a previously existing trauma
   47         center has ceased operation; authorizing a hospital to
   48         submit an application to operate as a Level I or Level
   49         II trauma center under certain circumstances;
   50         providing timeframes for administrative review and
   51         action on applications to operate as a trauma center
   52         where a previously existing trauma center has ceased
   53         operation; providing requirements for such
   54         applications; amending s. 400.474, F.S.;