Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 622
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Rules (Grimsley) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 3786 and 3787
    4  insert:
    5         Section 128. Paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of section
    6  381.915, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         381.915 Florida Consortium of National Cancer Institute
    8  Centers Program.—
    9         (4) Tier designations and corresponding weights within the
   10  Florida Consortium of National Cancer Institute Centers Program
   11  are as follows:
   12         (c) Tier 3: Florida-based cancer centers seeking
   13  designation as either a NCI-designated cancer center or NCI
   14  designated comprehensive cancer center, which shall be weighted
   15  at 1.0.
   16         1. A cancer center shall meet the following minimum
   17  criteria to be considered eligible for Tier 3 designation in any
   18  given fiscal year:
   19         a. Conducting cancer-related basic scientific research and
   20  cancer-related population scientific research;
   21         b. Offering and providing the full range of diagnostic and
   22  treatment services on site, as determined by the Commission on
   23  Cancer of the American College of Surgeons;
   24         c. Hosting or conducting cancer-related interventional
   25  clinical trials that are registered with the NCI’s Clinical
   26  Trials Reporting Program;
   27         d. Offering degree-granting programs or affiliating with
   28  universities through degree-granting programs accredited or
   29  approved by a nationally recognized agency and offered through
   30  the center or through the center in conjunction with another
   31  institution accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the
   32  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;
   33         e. Providing training to clinical trainees, medical
   34  trainees accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate
   35  Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association, and
   36  postdoctoral fellows recently awarded a doctorate degree; and
   37         f. Having more than $5 million in annual direct costs
   38  associated with their total NCI peer-reviewed grant funding.
   39         2. The General Appropriations Act or accompanying
   40  legislation may limit the number of cancer centers which shall
   41  receive Tier 3 designations or provide additional criteria for
   42  such designation.
   43         3. A cancer center’s participation in Tier 3 shall be
   44  limited to 6 5 years.
   45         4. A cancer center that qualifies as a designated Tier 3
   46  center under the criteria provided in subparagraph 1. by July 1,
   47  2014, is authorized to pursue NCI designation as a cancer center
   48  or a comprehensive cancer center for 6 5 years after
   49  qualification.
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   52  And the title is amended as follows:
   53         Delete line 303
   54  and insert:
   55         provisions to changes made by the act; amending s.
   56         381.915, F.S.; increasing the number of years that a
   57         cancer center may participate in Tier 3 of the Florida
   58         Consortium of National Cancer Institute Centers
   59         Program; increasing the number of years after
   60         qualification that a certain Tier 3 cancer center may
   61         pursue specified NCI designations; providing an