Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 230
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Health Policy (Harrell) recommended the
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (641130) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 222 and 223
    5  insert:
    6         Section 2. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subsection (1) of
    7  section 401.35, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    8         401.35 Rules.—The department shall adopt rules, including
    9  definitions of terms, necessary to carry out the purposes of
   10  this part.
   11         (1) The rules must provide at least minimum standards
   12  governing:
   13         (c) Ground Ambulance and emergency medical services vehicle
   14  equipment and supplies that a licensee with a valid vehicle
   15  permit under s. 401.26 is required to maintain to provide basic
   16  life support or advanced life support services at least as
   17  comprehensive as those published in the most current edition of
   18  the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, list of
   19  essential equipment for ambulances, as interpreted by rules of
   20  the department.
   21         (d) Ground Ambulance or emergency medical services vehicle
   22  design and construction based on national standards in effect on
   23  the date the rule is adopted and at least equal to those most
   24  currently recommended by the United States General Services
   25  Administration as interpreted by department rule rules of the
   26  department.
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Between lines 7 and 8
   31  insert:
   32         401.35, F.S.; clarifying applicability of certain
   33         ambulance rules to include emergency medical services
   34         vehicles; deleting the requirement that the department
   35         base rules governing medical supplies and equipment
   36         required in ambulances and emergency medical services
   37         vehicles on a certain association’s standards;
   38         deleting the requirement that the department base
   39         rules governing ambulance or emergency medical
   40         services vehicle design and construction on a certain
   41         agency’s standards and instead requiring the
   42         department to base such rules on national standards in
   43         effect on a certain date; amending s.