59A-6.020. Licensure Procedure  


Effective on Sunday, September 28, 2014
  • 1(1) A license from the agency is required to conduct, maintain or operate a multiphasic health testing center in this state, unless such center is exempt from licensure as specified in Section 33483.285, F.S.

    35(2) The following documents shall accompany the initial or renewal application:

    46(a) For a corporate applicant, a current certificate of status or authorization pursuant to Section 61607.0128, F.S.

    63(b) Roster of personnel employed by the center including a listing of health care professionals performing fecal occult blood and dipstick urinalysis authorized in subsection 8859A-6.022(15), 89F.A.C., which includes title, position held, and current certification number, if applicable.

    101(c) A statement of services offered including a list of equipment and test menu.

    115(d) Name and address of hospitals, providers of laboratory and electrocardiograph services, or other facilities or individuals providing services for the center.

    137(e) Curriculum vitae for the medical director.

    144(f) Evidence of certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiology or the American Board of Radiology for the individual in the event such individual is designated by the medical director of a contract multiphasic health testing center to read and interpret electrocardiograms and x-rays.

    191(g) Evidence of registration from the Department of Health to provide HIV testing as stipulated in Rule 20864D-2.006, 209F.A.C., if HIV specimens are collected for analysis.

    217(h) If a center performs 222waived testing as defined by Section 228483.041, F.S., 230evidence of authorization under the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 to perform such testing must be submitted.

    249(i) Evidence of current registration under Chapter 404, F.S., for all x-ray equipment.

    262(j) Evidence of issuance of a current permit or exemption from such permitting pursuant to Section 278381.0098, F.S.

    280(k) Proof of liability insurance as defined in Section 289624.605, F.S., 291shall be submitted at the time of application. The liability insurance policy shall contain the name and physical address of the facility and the dates of coverage and shall document that coverage is generally appropriate for the facility.

    329(l) Such other information requested on 335the Health Care Licensing Application, Multiphasic Health Testing Center, 344AHCA 3170-4001, July 2014, incorporated by reference. 351This form is available at 356http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-35804588 359and available from the Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Drive, Mail Stop #32, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, or at the web address at: http://ahca.myflorida.com/HQAlicensureforms.

    384(m) The license fee shall be $652.64 per biennium and shall conform to the annual adjustment of Section 402408.805, F.S.

    404(3) Each license is valid only for the person or entity to whom it is issued and may not be sold, assigned, or transferred voluntarily or involuntarily. A license is not valid for any premises or mobile facility other than that for which originally issued. A center must be relicensed if a change of ownership occurs. Application for relicensure must be made to the agency 60 days prior to the change of ownership. When a multiphasic health testing center is leased by the owner to a second party for operation, said second party must apply for a new license. A copy of the lease agreement or signed statement showing which party is to be held responsible for the organization, operation and maintenance of the multiphasic health testing center shall be filed with the application. A license shall be returned to the agency immediately upon change of ownership or classification, suspension, revocation, or voluntary cessation of operations.

    560(4) Upon receipt of the completed initial application, the agency shall conduct a survey pursuant to Section 577408.811, F.S. 579The inspection shall be conducted on an annual basis thereafter.

    589(5) A separate license shall be required for each multiphasic health testing center when more than one (1) multiphasic health testing center, is operated under the same ownership or management.

    619(6) A licensee shall notify the agency by certified mail of impending closure of a licensed center, thirty (30) days prior to such closure. The license shall be surrendered to the agency immediately following cessation of operations.

    656Rulemaking Authority 658408.033, 659408.819, 660483.291 FS. 662Law Implemented 664408.033, 665408.805, 666408.806, 667408.809, 668408.810, 669408.811, 670483.285, 671483.291, 672483.30, 673483.302 FS. 675History–New 3-20-94, Amended 5-1-96, 9-28-14.

     

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