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SB 448: Advanced Birth Centers


Advanced Birth Centers; Defining the terms “advanced birth center” and “medical director”; providing requirements for advanced birth center facilities and equipment; providing minimum standards for advanced birth centers; providing for the education and orientation of advanced birth center clients and their families, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/23/2019 Senate • Filed
    2/1/2019 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 64
    2/4/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 02/11/19, 2:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
    2/11/2019 Senate • Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 157
    2/12/2019 Senate • Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 63
    5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

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  • SB 448, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/23/2019 at 11:30 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Health Policy (Pre-Meeting) 2/8/2019 (pdf)
    Health Policy (Post-Meeting) 2/11/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1026 Fees/Advanced Birth Centers Harrell Linked Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    H 383 Advanced Birth Centers Burton Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Health Market Reform Subcommittee
    H 1147 Fees Pigman Compare Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Health Market Reform Subcommittee

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    457560 - Amendment
    Between lines 210 and 211 insert:
    Health Policy
    1:47 PM
    Web Page

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    2/11/2019 2:30 PM Health Policy 10 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (27)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    383.30 Birth Center Licensure Act; short title. Page 4 (pdf)
    383.301 Licensure and regulation of birth centers; legislative intent. Page 4 (pdf)
    383.302 Definitions of terms used in ss. 383.30-383.332. Page 5 (pdf)
    383.305 Licensure; fees. Page 6 (pdf)
    383.307 Administration of birth center. Page 6 (pdf)
    383.3081 Page 7 (pdf)
    383.309 Minimum standards for birth centers; rules and enforcement. Page 8 (pdf)
    383.3105 Patients consenting to adoptions; protocols. Page 9 (pdf)
    383.311 Education and orientation for birth center clients and their families. Page 10 (pdf)
    383.312 Prenatal care of birth center clients. Page 11 (pdf)
    383.313 Performance of laboratory and surgical services; use of anesthetic and chemical agents. Page 11 (pdf)
    383.3131 Page 12 (pdf)
    383.315 Agreements with consultants for advice or services; maintenance. Page 13 (pdf)
    383.316 Transfer and transport of clients to hospitals. Page 14 (pdf)
    383.318 Postpartum care for birth center clients and infants. Page 15 (pdf)
    383.32 Clinical records. Page 16 (pdf)
    383.324 Inspections and investigations; inspection fees. Page 18 (pdf)
    383.325 Inspection reports. Page 18 (pdf)
    383.327 Birth and death records; reports. Page 19 (pdf)
    383.33 Administrative penalties; moratorium on admissions. Page 20 (pdf)
    383.332 Establishing, managing, or operating a birth center without a license; penalty. Page 21 (pdf)
    408.033 Local and state health planning. Page 21 (pdf)
    408.07 Definitions. Page 21 (pdf)
    408.802 Applicability. Page 22 (pdf)
    408.820 Exemptions. Page 22 (pdf)
    465.003 Definitions. Page 23 (pdf)
    465.019 Institutional pharmacies; permits. Page 24 (pdf)

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