Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 816
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/15/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Fiscal Policy (Stargel) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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.
   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.
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   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.