Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1132
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Health Policy (Bean) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 25 - 41
    4  and insert:
    5  are participating in the personal care attendant training
    6  program developed by the agency, in accordance with 42 C.F.R.
    7  ss. 483.151-483.154, in consultation with the Board of Nursing.
    8         1.The personal care attendant training program must
    9  consist of a minimum of 16 hours of education and must include
   10  training in all of the topics and lessons specified in the
   11  program curriculum.
   12         2.The program curriculum for the personal care attendant
   13  training program must include, but need not be limited to, all
   14  of the following content areas:
   15         a.Residents’ rights.
   16         b.Confidentiality of residents’ personal information and
   17  medical records.
   18         c.Control of contagious and infectious diseases.
   19         d.Emergency response measures.
   20         e.Assistance with activities of daily living.
   21         f.Measuring vital signs.
   22         g.Skin care and pressure sore prevention.
   23         h.Portable oxygen use and safety.
   24         i.Nutrition and hydration.
   25         j.Dementia care.
   26         3.A personal care attendant may not perform any task that
   27  requires clinical assessment, interpretation, or judgment.
   28         4.A personal care attendant must work exclusively for one
   29  nursing home facility and may not work as a personal care
   30  attendant for more than one nursing home facility before
   31  becoming a certified nursing assistant.
   32         5.The agency may adopt rules to implement this paragraph.
   33         6.If the Governor’s Emergency Order 20-52 or an extension
   34  thereof expires or is terminated before the completion of the
   35  agency’s rulemaking process to implement this paragraph, any
   36  personal care attendant program that is operating pursuant to
   37  agency approval that was issued during the time in which the
   38  executive order was effective may continue to operate as
   39  authorized until the agency’s rulemaking process is completed,
   40  at which time the program must comply with agency rule. The
   41  agency shall notify the Division of Law Revision of the date
   42  such rules take effect. This subparagraph expires on the
   43  effective date of such rules.
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   46  And the title is amended as follows:
   47         Delete lines 4 - 8
   48  and insert:
   49         to employ personal care attendants if they are
   50         participating in a certain training program developed
   51         by the Agency for Health Care Administration, in
   52         consultation with the Board of Nursing; providing
   53         minimum requirements for such program; providing
   54         limitations on such personal care attendants’
   55         practice; authorizing the agency to adopt rules;
   56         authorizing certain personal care attendant programs
   57         to continue operating during the agency’s rulemaking
   58         process under certain circumstances; requiring the
   59         agency to notify the Division of Law Revision of the
   60         date certain rules take effect; providing for future
   61         repeal; amending s. 400.211, F.S.; authorizing