Florida Senate - 2015 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 816 Ì572864DÎ572864 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 04/15/2015 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Fiscal Policy (Stargel) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 43 and 44 4 insert: 5 Section 2. Paragraph (t) is added to subsection (3) of 6 section 408.036, Florida Statutes, to read: 7 408.036 Projects subject to review; exemptions.— 8 (3) EXEMPTIONS.—Upon request, the following projects are 9 subject to exemption from the provisions of subsection (1): 10 (t) For the establishment of a health care facility or 11 project that meets all of the following criteria: 12 1. The applicant was previously licensed within the past 21 13 days as a health care facility or provider that is subject to 14 subsection (1). 15 2. The applicant failed to submit a renewal application and 16 the license expired on or after January 1, 2015. 17 3. The applicant does not have a license denial or 18 revocation action pending with the agency at the time of the 19 request. 20 4. The applicant’s request is for the same service type, 21 district, service area, and site for which the applicant was 22 previously licensed. 23 5. The applicant’s request, if applicable, includes the 24 same number and type of beds as were previously licensed. 25 6. The applicant agrees to the same conditions that were 26 previously imposed on the certificate of need or on an exemption 27 related to the applicant’s previously licensed health care 28 facility or project. 29 7. The applicant applies for initial licensure as required 30 under s. 408.806 within 21 days after the agency approves the 31 exemption request. If the applicant fails to apply in a timely 32 manner, the exemption expires on the 22nd day following the 33 agency’s approval of the exemption. 34 35 Notwithstanding subparagraph 1., an applicant whose license 36 expired between January 1, 2015 and the effective date of this 37 act may apply for an exemption within 30 days of this act 38 becoming law. 39 40 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 41 And the title is amended as follows: 42 Delete lines 2 - 7 43 and insert: 44 An act relating to the regulation of health care 45 facilities and services; amending s. 400.474, F.S.; 46 revising the information that a home health agency is 47 required to submit to the Agency for Health Care 48 Administration for license renewal; removing the 49 requirement that a home health agency submit quarterly 50 reports; amending s. 408.036, F.S.; providing an 51 exemption from a certificate-of-need review for 52 applicants that were previously licensed within a 53 specified period as a health care facility or provider 54 and that meet certain criteria; providing an exception 55 for an applicant whose license expired during a 56 specified time period to apply for an exemption from 57 the review; providing an effective date.