Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1620
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/09/2019           .                                

       The Committee on Health Policy (Gainer) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 456.0231, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         456.0231Exemption from health care licensure requirements
    8  for physicians who treat veterans.—
    9         (1)As used in this section, the term “physician” means a
   10  person who holds an active, unencumbered license to practice
   11  allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine issued by another
   12  state; the District of Columbia; or a possession, commonwealth,
   13  or territory of the United States.
   14         (2)A physician must submit to the department all of the
   15  following to be exempt from the licensure requirements of
   16  chapters 458 and 459:
   17         (a)Proof that he or she holds an active, unencumbered
   18  license to practice allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine
   19  issued by another state; the District of Columbia; or a
   20  possession, commonwealth, or territory of the United States.
   21         (b)Proof of current employment with the United States
   22  Department of Veterans Affairs.
   23         (3)As a condition of receiving the health care licensure
   24  requirement exemption, the physician shall attest that he or she
   25  will provide only medical services to veterans:
   26         (a) At United States Department of Veterans Affairs
   27  facilities or outreach locations;
   28         (b) Pursuant to his or her employment with the United
   29  States Department of Veterans Affairs; and
   30         (c)In hospitals licensed under chapter 395.
   31         (4)The department shall notify the physician within 15
   32  business days after receipt of the documentation of eligibility
   33  for the exemption required by subsection (2) that the physician
   34  is exempt from the licensure requirements of chapters 458 and
   35  459.
   36         (5)The department may adopt rules to administer this
   37  section.
   38         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
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   41  And the title is amended as follows:
   42         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   43  and insert:
   44                        A bill to be entitled                      
   45         An act relating to health care licensure requirements;
   46         creating s. 456.0231, F.S.; defining the term
   47         “physician”; exempting certain physicians from
   48         specified licensing requirements when providing
   49         certain services to veterans in this state; requiring
   50         such physicians to submit specified documentation to
   51         the Department of Health; requiring an exempted
   52         physician to attest that he or she will provide
   53         medical services only to veterans under certain
   54         conditions; authorizing the department to adopt rules;
   55         providing an effective date.