Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1516
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Rules (Harrell) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 136 - 189
    4  and insert:
    5  procurement organization may not charge a deceased donor or his
    6  or her family member any fee for services relating to the
    7  procurement or donation of the deceased donor’s organs.
    8         Section 6. Section 765.5175, Florida Statutes, is created
    9  to read:
   10         765.5175Rights and duties of living donors.—An organ
   11  transplantation facility may not charge a living donor or his or
   12  her family member, other than a family member who is the
   13  recipient of the organ, any fee for services relating to the
   14  procurement or donation of his or her organs.
   15         Section 7. Section 765.53, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   16  read:
   17         (Substantial rewording of section. See
   18         s. 765.53, F.S., for present text.)
   19         765.53Organ Transplant Technical Advisory Council.—
   20         (1)CREATION AND PURPOSE.—The Organ Transplant Technical
   21  Advisory Council, an advisory council as defined in s. 20.03, is
   22  created within the agency to develop standards for measuring
   23  quality and outcomes of adult and pediatric organ transplant
   24  programs. In order to increase the number of organs available
   25  for transplantation in this state, the council shall advise the
   26  agency and the Legislature regarding the cost savings, trends,
   27  research, and protocols and procedures relating to organ
   28  donation and transplantation, including the availability of
   29  organs for donation, organ donor benefits, and access to organ
   30  transplants for persons with disabilities. Unless expressly
   31  provided otherwise in this section, the council shall operate in
   32  a manner consistent with s. 20.052.
   33         (2)MEMBERS.—
   34         (a)Voting members of the council must have technical
   35  expertise in adult or pediatric organ transplantation. The chief
   36  executive officers of the following organ transplantation
   37  facilities shall each appoint one representative, who must be an
   38  organ transplant nurse coordinator licensed under chapter 464 or
   39  an organ transplant surgeon licensed under chapter 458 or
   40  chapter 459, to serve as a voting member of the council:
   41         1.Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
   42         2.Tampa General Hospital in Tampa.
   43         3.University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in
   44  Gainesville.
   45         4.AdventHealth Orlando in Orlando.
   46         5.Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
   47         6.Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston.
   48         7.Largo Medical Center in Largo.
   49         8.Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.
   50         (b)Voting members of the council must reflect the ethnic
   51  and gender diversity of this state.
   52         (c)The Secretary of Health Care Administration, or his or
   53  her designee, shall serve as the chair and as a nonvoting member
   54  of the council.
   55         (d)The Secretary of Health Care Administration shall
   56  appoint the following individuals to serve as voting members of
   57  the council:
   58         1.The State Surgeon General or his or her designee.
   59         2.A parent of a child who has had an organ transplant.
   60         3.An adult who has had an organ transplant.
   61         4.An adult patient who is on an organ transplant waiting
   62  list.
   63         5.A licensed organ transplant
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   66  And the title is amended as follows:
   67         Delete lines 17 - 19
   68  and insert:
   69         procurement organization from charging a deceased
   70         donor or his or her family member any fee for services
   71         relating to the procurement or donation of organs;
   72         creating s. 765.5175, F.S.; prohibiting an organ
   73         transplantation facility from charging a living donor
   74         or his or her family member any fee for services
   75         relating to the procurement or donation of organs,
   76         with an exception; amending s.