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

       The Committee on Appropriations (Harrell) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 289 and 290
    4  insert:
    5         Section 4. Subsection (21) is added to section 404.031,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         404.031 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, unless the
    8  context clearly indicates otherwise, the term:
    9         (21) ″Useful beam means that portion of the radiation
   10  emitted from a radiation machine through the aperture of the
   11  machine′s beam-limiting device which is designed to focus the
   12  radiation on the intended target in order to accomplish the
   13  machine′s purpose when the machine′s exposure controls are in a
   14  mode to cause the system to produce radiation.
   15         Section 5. Subsections (7) and (8) are added to section
   16  404.22, Florida Statutes, to read:
   17         404.22 Radiation machines and components; inspection.—
   18         (7) Radiation machines that are used to intentionally
   19  expose a human being to the useful beam:
   20         (a) Must be maintained and operated according to
   21  manufacturer standards or nationally recognized consensus
   22  standards accepted by the department;
   23         (b) Must be operated at the lowest exposure that will
   24  achieve the intended purpose of the exposure; and
   25         (c) May not be modified in a manner that causes the
   26  original parts to operate in a way that differs from the
   27  original manufacturer′s design specification or the parameters
   28  approved for the machine and its components by the United States
   29  Food and Drug Administration.
   30         (8) A human being may be exposed to the useful beam of a
   31  radiation machine only under the following conditions:
   32         (a) For the purpose of medical or health care, if a
   33  licensed health care practitioner operating within the scope of
   34  his or her practice has determined that the exposure provides a
   35  medical or health benefit greater than the health risks posed by
   36  the exposure and the health care practitioner uses the results
   37  of the exposure in the medical or health care of the exposed
   38  individual; or
   39         (b) For the purpose of providing security for facilities or
   40  other venues, if the exposure is determined to provide a life
   41  safety benefit to the individual exposed which is greater than
   42  the health risk posed by the exposure. Such determination must
   43  be made by an individual trained in evaluating and calculating
   44  comparative mortality and morbidity risks according to standards
   45  set by the department. To be valid, the calculation and method
   46  of making the determination must be submitted to and accepted by
   47  the department. Limits to annual total exposure for security
   48  purposes must be adopted by department rule based on nationally
   49  recognized limits or relevant consensus standards.
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   52  And the title is amended as follows:
   53         Delete line 24
   54  and insert:
   55         effect on a certain date; amending s. 404.031, F.S.;
   56         defining the term ″useful beam″; amending s. 404.22,
   57         F.S.; providing limitations on the maintenance,
   58         operation, and modification of certain radiation
   59         machines; providing conditions for the authorized
   60         exposure of human beings to the radiation emitted from
   61         a radiation machine; amending s. 456.013, F.S.;