Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (857014) for CS for SB 918
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/26/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Grimsley) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 737 and 738
    4  insert:
    5         Section 10. Effective July 1, 2017, section 456.031,
    6  Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         456.031 Requirement for instruction on domestic violence
    8  and human trafficking.—
    9         (1)(a) The appropriate board shall require each person
   10  licensed or certified under chapter 458, chapter 459, part I of
   11  chapter 464, chapter 466, chapter 467, chapter 490, or chapter
   12  491 to complete a 2-hour continuing education course, approved
   13  by the board, on domestic violence, as defined in s. 741.28, and
   14  on human trafficking, as defined in s. 787.06(2), as part of
   15  every third biennial relicensure or recertification.
   16         1. The domestic violence section of the course must shall
   17  consist of data and information on the number of patients in
   18  that professional’s practice who are likely to be victims of
   19  domestic violence and the number who are likely to be
   20  perpetrators of domestic violence, screening procedures for
   21  determining whether a patient has any history of being either a
   22  victim or a perpetrator of domestic violence, and instruction on
   23  how to provide such patients with information on, or how to
   24  refer such patients to, resources in the local community, such
   25  as domestic violence centers and other advocacy groups, that
   26  provide legal aid, shelter, victim counseling, batterer
   27  counseling, or child protection services.
   28         2. The human trafficking section of the course must consist
   29  of data and information on the types of human trafficking, such
   30  as labor and sex, and the extent of human trafficking; factors
   31  that place a person at greater risk for being a victim of human
   32  trafficking; management of medical records of patients who are
   33  human trafficking victims; patient safety and security; public
   34  and private social services available for rescue, food,
   35  clothing, and shelter referrals; hotlines for reporting human
   36  trafficking maintained by the National Human Trafficking
   37  Resource Center and the United States Department of Homeland
   38  Security; validated assessment tools for identifying human
   39  trafficking victims and general indicators that a person may be
   40  a victim of human trafficking; procedures for sharing
   41  information related to human trafficking with a patient; and
   42  referral options for legal and social services.
   43         (b) Each such licensee or certificateholder shall submit
   44  confirmation of having completed the continuing education such
   45  course, on a form provided by the board, when submitting fees
   46  for every third biennial relicensure or recertification renewal.
   47         (c) The board may approve additional equivalent courses
   48  that may be used to satisfy the requirements of paragraph (a).
   49  Each licensing board that requires a licensee to complete a
   50  continuing an educational course pursuant to this subsection may
   51  include the hours hour required for completion of the course in
   52  the total hours of continuing education required by law for the
   53  such profession, unless the continuing education requirements
   54  for the such profession consist of fewer than 30 hours of
   55  continuing education biennially.
   56         (d) Any person holding two or more licenses subject to the
   57  provisions of this subsection shall be permitted to show proof
   58  of completion of having taken one board-approved course on
   59  domestic violence and human trafficking, for purposes of
   60  relicensure or recertification for additional licenses.
   61         (e) Failure to comply with the requirements of this
   62  subsection shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action
   63  under each respective practice act and under s. 456.072(1)(k).
   64  In addition to discipline by the board, the licensee shall be
   65  required to complete the board-approved such course under this
   66  subsection.
   67         (2) Each board may adopt rules to carry out the provisions
   68  of this section.
   70         Delete line 1451
   71  and insert:
   72         Section 31. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
   73  act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2016.
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   76  And the title is amended as follows:
   77         Delete line 81
   78  and insert:
   79         annual report to the Legislature; amending s. 456.031,
   80         F.S.; providing that certain licensing boards must
   81         require specified licensees to complete a specified
   82         continuing education course that includes a section on
   83         human trafficking as a condition of relicensure or
   84         recertification; providing requirements and procedures
   85         related to the course; creating s.
   87         Delete line 136
   88  and insert:
   89         effective dates.