Florida Senate - 2018 SB 408 By Senator Flores 39-00427-18 2018408__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to licensure of cardiovascular 3 programs; amending s. 408.0361, F.S.; establishing 4 additional criteria that must be included by the 5 Agency for Health Care Administration in rules 6 relating to adult cardiovascular services at hospitals 7 seeking licensure for a Level I program; providing an 8 effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section 13 408.0361, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 14 408.0361 Cardiovascular services and burn unit licensure.— 15 (3) In establishing rules for adult cardiovascular 16 services, the agency shall include provisions that allow for: 17 (b) For a hospital seeking a Level I program, demonstration 18 that, for the most recent 12-month period as reported to the 19 agency, it has provided a minimum of 300 adult inpatient and 20 outpatient diagnostic cardiac catheterizations or, for the most 21 recent 12-month period, has discharged or transferred at least 22 300 patients
inpatientswith the principal diagnosis of ischemic 23 heart disease and that it has a formalized, written transfer 24 agreement with a hospital that has a Level II program, including 25 written transport protocols to ensure safe and efficient 26 transfer of a patient within 60 minutes. However, a hospital 27 located more than 100 road miles from the closest Level II adult 28 cardiovascular services program: 29 1. May demonstrate that, for the most recent 12-month 30 period as reported to the agency, it has provided a minimum of 31 100 adult inpatient and outpatient diagnostic cardiac 32 catheterizations, or for the most recent 12-month period has 33 discharged or transferred at least 300 patients with the 34 principal diagnosis of ischemic heart disease. 35 2. Does not need to meet the 60-minute transfer time 36 protocol if the hospital demonstrates that it has a formalized, 37 written transfer agreement with a hospital that has a Level II 38 program. The agreement must include written transport protocols 39 to ensure the safe and efficient transfer of a patient, taking 40 into consideration the patient’s clinical and physical 41 characteristics, road and weather conditions, and viability of 42 ground and air ambulance service to transfer the patient. 43 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.