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

       The Committee on Judiciary (Harrell) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 136 - 215
    4  and insert:
    5  transplantation facility 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. An organ
    8  transplantation facility may not charge a living donor for
    9  services relating to the procurement or donation of his or her
   10  organs.
   11         Section 6. Section 765.53, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   12  read:
   13         (Substantial rewording of section. See
   14         s. 765.53, F.S., for present text.)
   15         765.53Organ Transplant Technical Advisory Council.—
   16         (1)CREATION AND PURPOSE.—The Organ Transplant Technical
   17  Advisory Council, an advisory council as defined in s. 20.03, is
   18  created within the agency to develop standards for measuring
   19  quality and outcomes of adult and pediatric organ transplant
   20  programs. In order to increase the number of organs available
   21  for transplantation in this state, the council shall advise the
   22  agency and the Legislature regarding the cost savings, trends,
   23  research, and protocols and procedures relating to organ
   24  donation and transplantation, including the availability of
   25  organs for donation, organ donor benefits, and access to organ
   26  transplants for persons with disabilities. Unless expressly
   27  provided otherwise in this section, the council shall operate in
   28  a manner consistent with s. 20.052.
   29         (2)MEMBERS.—
   30         (a)Voting members of the council must have technical
   31  expertise in adult or pediatric organ transplantation. The chief
   32  executive officers of the following organ transplantation
   33  facilities shall each appoint one representative, who must be an
   34  organ transplant nurse coordinator licensed under chapter 464 or
   35  an organ transplant surgeon licensed under chapter 458 or
   36  chapter 459, to serve as a voting member of the council:
   37         1.Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
   38         2.Tampa General Hospital in Tampa.
   39         3.University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in
   40  Gainesville.
   41         4.AdventHealth Orlando in Orlando.
   42         5.Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
   43         6.Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston.
   44         7.Largo Medical Center in Largo.
   45         8.Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.
   46         (b)Voting members of the council must reflect the ethnic
   47  and gender diversity of this state.
   48         (c)The Secretary of Health Care Administration shall serve
   49  as the chair and a nonvoting member of the council.
   50         (d)The Secretary of Health Care Administration shall
   51  appoint the following individuals to serve as voting members of
   52  the council:
   53         1.The State Surgeon General or his or her designee.
   54         2.A parent of a child who has had an organ transplant.
   55         3.An adult who has had an organ transplant.
   56         4.An adult patient who is on an organ transplant waiting
   57  list.
   58         5.A licensed pediatric and adult organ transplant
   59  physician for each of the following areas:
   60         a.Kidneys.
   61         b.Lungs.
   62         c.Heart.
   63         d.Liver.
   64         e.Pancreas.
   65         6.A representative from an organ procurement organization.
   66         7.An administrator of an organ transplant program.
   67         (e)Appointments made under paragraph (a) are contingent
   68  upon the hospital’s compliance with chapter 395 and rules
   69  adopted thereunder. A member of the council appointed under
   70  paragraph (a) whose hospital fails to comply with such law and
   71  rules may serve only as a nonvoting member until the hospital
   72  comes into compliance.
   73         (f)Any vacancy on the council must be filled in the same
   74  manner as the original appointment. Members are eligible for
   75  reappointment.
   76         (g)Members of the council shall serve without compensation
   77  but may be reimbursed as provided in s. 112.061 for per diem and
   78  travel expenses incurred in the performance of their duties
   79  under this section.
   80         (3)MEETINGS.—The council shall meet at least twice
   81  annually and upon the call of the chair. The council may use any
   82  method of telecommunications to conduct its meetings.
   83         (4)DUTIES.—The council shall recommend to the agency and
   84  the Legislature the standards for quality care of adult and
   85  pediatric organ transplant patients, including recommendations
   86  on minimum volume of transplants by organ type, personnel,
   87  physical plant, equipment, transportation, and data reporting
   88  for hospitals that perform organ transplants. The council may
   89  further advise the agency and the Legislature regarding research
   90  focused on improving overall organ availability and benefits for
   91  organ donors. A voting member