64J-2.019. Funding for Verified Trauma Centers  


Effective on Monday, December 21, 2015
  • 1(1) For purposes of Sections 6318.14, 7318.18 8and 9395.4036, F.S., 11and this rule, in addition to those terms defined by Rule 2264J-2.006, 23F.A.C. and elsewhere in these rules, the following definitions also apply:

    34(a) “Attestation” – means a letter on hospital letterhead, signed under oath consistent with Section 4992.50, F.S., 51by the person with direct or delegated authority to make such a statement as required in accordance with this rule.

    71(b) “Verified trauma center” means a Level I, Level II or Pediatric Trauma Center not operating as a provisional trauma center.

    92(c) “International Classification Injury Severity Score” (ICISS) means a mathematical system of risk stratification based on anatomic diagnosis of trauma patients as initially defined and validated in the following reference: 122123Osler T, Rutledge R, Deis J, Bedrick E., ICISS: an international classification of disease-9 based injury severity score, Journal of Trauma. 1996 Sep:41(3):380-6; discussion 386-8.”

    148(d) “Severe Injury Patient” – means a verified trauma patient with computed ICISS Ps<.85.

    162(e) “Year” – means the most recent complete calendar year for which trauma caseload volume is available from the trauma registry.

    183(2) Funds governed under this rule shall be distributed to verified trauma centers in the quarter following deposit into the Department’s trust funds.

    206(a) All distribution shall be consistent with subsection (2) or upon resolution of all relevant administrative and judicial challenges, whichever is later.

    228(b) Funds collected under Section 233318.14(5), F.S., 235governed under this rule shall be distributed to the verified trauma centers as follows:

    249[(.5 x funds)/Current total number of verified trauma centers)] + [(.5 x funds) x (Trauma caseload volume for the verified trauma center for the year/The sum of trauma caseload volume for all verified trauma centers during the year)].

    287(c) Funds collected under Sections 292318.18(15), 293316.0083(1)(b)3.a. 294and 295316.0083(1)(b)3.b., F.S., 297governed under this rule and deposited in accordance with Section 307395.4036(1), F.S., 309shall be distributed as follows:

    3141. To each verified trauma center in a region receiving a local funding contribution as of December 31 of the previous year: (.2 x funds) x (Trauma caseload volume for the verified trauma center for the year/The sum of trauma caseload volume for the year for all verified trauma centers receiving funding under subparagraph (2)(c)1. of this rule).

    3722. To each verified trauma center: (.4 x funds) x (Trauma caseload volume of the verified trauma center during the year/The sum of trauma caseload volume for all verified trauma centers during the year).

    4063. To each verified trauma center: (.4 x funds) x (The total number of severe injury patients served by the verified trauma center for the year/The total number of all severe injury patients served by all verified trauma centers for the year).

    448(d) Funds collected under Sections 453318.18(5)(c) 454and (20), F.S., governed under this rule shall be distributed as follows.

    4661. To each Level II trauma center that provides an attestation certifying that the hospital is governed by an elected board of directors as of December 31, 2008:

    494(.30 x funds).

    4972. To each verified trauma center: (.35 x funds) x (Trauma caseload volume of the verified trauma center during the year/The sum of trauma caseload volume for all verified trauma centers during the year).

    5313. To each verified trauma center: (.35 x funds) x (The total number of severe injury patients served by the verified trauma center for the year/The total number of all severe injury patients served by all verified trauma centers for the year).

    573(3) Hospitals that are not subject to audit pursuant to Section 584215.97 F.S. 586and operate a verified trauma center that receives proceeds under Section 597395.4036, F.S., 599must annually submit to the department an attestation stating the proceeds received by the hospital were used in compliance with Section 620395.4036(3)(a), F.S.

    622Rulemaking Authority 624395.4036 FS. 626Law Implemented 628395.4036 FS. 630History–New 4-25-06, Amended 1-9-07, Formerly 63564E-2.040, 636Amended 10-22-09, 12-22-10, 12-21-15.

     

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