WE TRACK THOUSANDS OF POLITICIANS EACH AND EVERY DAY!

Their Biographies, Issue Positions, Voting Records, Public Statements, Ratings and their Funders.

HB 23-A - Establishes Recovery Care Services - Florida Key Vote

Timeline

Related Issues

Stage Details

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Establishes Recovery Care Services

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes recovery care centers for postsurgical care.

Highlights:

  • Establishes recovery care centers in which a patient is admitted and receives “recovery care services” for a maximum of 72 hours, separate from a hospital (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “recovery care services” as postsurgical and post-diagnostic medical care provided to patients for whom acute care hospitalization is not required and recovery is expected to be uncomplicated (Sec. 2).
  • Requires a patient to be certified by his or her attending or referring physician as medically stable before admission into a recovery care center (Sec. 4).
  • Increases the maximum length of stay for a patient admitted into an ambulatory surgical center to 24 hours (Sec. 2).
  • Requires a recovery care center to meet the following standards (Sec. 4):
    • The center has a diabetic department or service on the premises or under contract;
    • The center has procedures to ensure the proper administration of medication; and
    • The center has a pharmacy, pharmaceutical department, or pharmaceutical service.

NOTE: THIS BILL WAS VOTED ON DURING A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE

arrow_upward