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Full Service Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Programs approved by State Inspectors as well as AAAASF, AAAHC and Joint Commission. Training Programs for OSHA and The Handling of Biomedical Waste, HIPAA, Risk Management, Sterilization and Infection Control as well as keeping you updated to all the new standards and regulations in your state and accrediting bodies.
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House Bill 451, Nonopioid Alternatives, was approved by Governor DeSantis and is effective July 1, 2019. The bill requires that before providing anesthesia or prescribing, ordering, dispensing, or administering an opioid listed as a Schedule II controlled substance to treat pain, the patient must be informed about available nonopioid alternatives.
A healthcare practitioner must discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using nonopioid alternatives. Healthcare practitioners must provide the patient with this educational pamphlet.
Those healthcare practitioners providing emergency services and care are exempt from these requirements.
In addition to the Florida Department of Health posting the pamphlets on the Florida Board of Medicine Website, under "resources," RSL Healthcare Consulting, LLC has printed pamphlets for you when you contact us, at NO CHARGE!!!
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The Florida Department of Health has posted the pamphlet on the department’s website in English, Spanish and Creole. Please click the links below:
THE FLORIDA SENATE 2019 SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION PASSED Committee on Health Policy
This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.
CS/CS/SB 732 — Office Surgery
by Appropriations Committee; Health Policy Committee; and Senator Flores
The bill authorizes the Department of Health to register and regulate office surgeries. The bill creates ss. 458.328 and 459.0138, F.S., which both require an office in which a physician performs any of the following procedures to register with the department unless they are licensed under chs. 390 and 395, F.S.: a liposuction procedure in which more than 1,000 cc. of fat is removed; a Level II office surgery; or a Level III office surgery.
As a condition of registration, each office must demonstrate, and maintain, a level of financial responsibility that meets the same level of financial responsibility applicable to physicians under ss. 458.320 and 459.0085, F.S.
Each physician practicing at a registered office must also meet the financial responsibility requirements of s. 458.320, F.S., or s. 459.0085, F.S.
The department must inspect a registered office annually to ensure compliance with these provisions, unless the office is accredited by a nationally-recognized accrediting agency approved by the Board of Medicine or the Board of Osteopathic Medicine, as applicable. The inspection of a registered office may be unannounced, unless the office is specifically exempted from unannounced inspections. The actual costs of registration and inspection must be paid by the person seeking to register the office. The Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine are authorized to adopt rules to administer the registration, inspection, accreditation and safety of office surgery centers and the standards of practice for physicians who perform office surgery.
Each registered office must designate a physician to be responsible for the office’s compliance with the health and safety requirements under these sections. The designated physician must have a full, active, and unencumbered license and must practice at the office where he or she has assumed responsibility. Within 10 days after the termination of a designated physician, the office must notify the department of the designation of another physician to serve as the designated physician.
The department may suspend the office registration if the office fails to comply with this requirement. Each physician practicing at a registered office must also advise his or her board within 10 days of beginning or ending his or her practice at a registered office. The department may suspend or revoke the registration of an office for failure of any of its physicians, owners, or operators to comply with these provisions.
If an office’s registration is revoked, the department may deny any person named in the registration, including owners and operators of the office, from registering an office for five years after the revocation. The department may also impose any penalty set forth in s. 456.072(2), F.S., against the designated physician for failure of the office to operate in compliance with the health and safety requirements. The board must also impose a fine of $5,000 per day on a physician who performs a procedure or surgery in an office that is not registered.
If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect January 1, 2020
NEW RULE VERBIAGE: Standard of Care for Gluteal Fat Grafting. When performing gluteal fat grafting procedures, fat may only be injected into the subcutaneous space and must never cross the superficial gluteal fascia. Intramuscular or submuscular fat injections are prohibited
A SPECIFIC REASON FOR FINDING AN IMMEDIATE DANGER TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE :
The Board does not believe that an outright ban on gluteal fat grafts is necessary, but it does believe that continuing to allow gluteal fat grafts that include intramuscular or submuscular injections of fat would present an immediate danger to the health, safety and welfare of Florida’s patients.
Accordingly, the Board, by emergency rule, establishes a standard of care for gluteal fat grafts that allows the injection of fat into the subcutaneous space. The crossing of the superficial gluteal fascia, however, will be prohibited as well as intramuscular or submuscular injections of fat.
The Board is of the opinion that its actions are a measured regulatory approach that protects Florida’s patients while maintaining the availability of this popular aesthetic surgical procedure.
Standard of Care for Gluteal Fat Grafting. When performing gluteal fat grafting procedures, fat may only be injected into the subcutaneous space and must never cross the superficial gluteal fascia. Intramuscular or submuscular fat injections are prohibited
RSL Healthcare Consulting, LLC is proud to announce our new partnership with the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons. Established in 1956, the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons has been helping to make safe, high-quality plastic surgery available in the state of Florida for more than half a century.
RSL Healthcare Consulting, LLC puts the needs of your facility, staff and patients first. We are proud to provide the highest level of customer service, compliance and risk management, with a commitment to making your practice the best it can be, which translates into patient safety and satisfaction as well as facility compliance.
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