Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 188
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
       (Harrell) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 363 and 364
    4  insert:
    5         Section 7. Subsection (10) of section 464.019, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         464.019 Approval of nursing education programs.—
    8         (10) IMPLEMENTATION STUDY.—The Florida Center for Nursing
    9  shall study the administration of this section and submit
   10  reports to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the
   11  Speaker of the House of Representatives annually by January 30,
   12  through January 30, 2025 2020. The annual reports shall address
   13  the previous academic year; provide data on the measures
   14  specified in paragraphs (a) and (b), as such data becomes
   15  available; and include an evaluation of such data for purposes
   16  of determining whether this section is increasing the
   17  availability of nursing education programs and the production of
   18  quality nurses. The department and each approved program or
   19  accredited program shall comply with requests for data from the
   20  Florida Center for Nursing.
   21         (a) The Florida Center for Nursing shall evaluate program
   22  specific data for each approved program and accredited program
   23  conducted in the state, including, but not limited to:
   24         1. The number of programs and student slots available.
   25         2. The number of student applications submitted, the number
   26  of qualified applicants, and the number of students accepted.
   27         3. The number of program graduates.
   28         4. Program retention rates of students tracked from program
   29  entry to graduation.
   30         5. Graduate passage rates on the National Council of State
   31  Boards of Nursing Licensing Examination.
   32         6. The number of graduates who become employed as practical
   33  or professional nurses in the state.
   34         (b) The Florida Center for Nursing shall evaluate the
   35  board’s implementation of the:
   36         1. Program application approval process, including, but not
   37  limited to, the number of program applications submitted under
   38  subsection (1); the number of program applications approved and
   39  denied by the board under subsection (2); the number of denials
   40  of program applications reviewed under chapter 120; and a
   41  description of the outcomes of those reviews.
   42         2. Accountability processes, including, but not limited to,
   43  the number of programs on probationary status, the number of
   44  approved programs for which the program director is required to
   45  appear before the board under subsection (5), the number of
   46  approved programs terminated by the board, the number of
   47  terminations reviewed under chapter 120, and a description of
   48  the outcomes of those reviews.
   49         (c) The Florida Center for Nursing shall complete an annual
   50  assessment of compliance by programs with the accreditation
   51  requirements of subsection (11), include in the assessment a
   52  determination of the accreditation process status for each
   53  program, and submit the assessment as part of the reports
   54  required by this subsection.
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   58  And the title is amended as follows:
   59         Delete line 22
   60  and insert:
   61         assistants; amending s. 464.019, F.S.; extending
   62         through 2025 the Florida Center for Nursing’s
   63         responsibility to study and issue an annual report on
   64         the implementation of nursing education programs;
   65         amending s. 464.202, F.S.; requiring the