Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 236
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/24/2016           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
       (Grimsley) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 395.6025, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         395.6025 Rural hospital replacement facilities.
    8  Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 408.036, a hospital defined
    9  as a statutory rural hospital in accordance with s. 395.602, or
   10  an a not-for-profit operator of rural hospitals, is not required
   11  to obtain a certificate of need for the construction of a
   12  replacement new hospital located in a county with a population
   13  of at least 15,000 but no more than 18,000 and a density of less
   14  than 100 30 persons per square mile, or a replacement facility,
   15  provided that the replacement, or new, facility is not located
   16  within 15 10 miles of the site of a the currently licensed rural
   17  hospital in an adjacent county and within the current primary
   18  service area. As used in this section, the term “service area”
   19  means the fewest number of zip codes that account for 75 percent
   20  of the hospital’s discharges for the most recent 5-year period,
   21  based on information available from the hospital inpatient
   22  discharge database in the Florida Center for Health Information
   23  and Policy Analysis at the Agency for Health Care
   24  Administration.
   25         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.
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   28  And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   30  and insert:
   31                        A bill to be entitled                      
   32         An act relating to certificates of need for rural
   33         hospitals; amending s. 395.6025, F.S.; revising the
   34         criteria for exempting a rural hospital or the
   35         operator of rural hospitals from the requirement to
   36         obtain a certificate of need for the construction of a
   37         replacement facility; providing an effective date.