RULE NO.: RULE TITLE:
59A-11.003: Licensure Procedures
59A-11.004: Investigations and License, Life Safety and Validation Inspections
59A-11.010: Informed Consent
59A-11.023: Physical Environment, Water Supply and Fire Safety
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Agency proposes to revise rules related to birth center standards and licensure.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: These revisions will modify existing rules to add and delete definitions; delete references to an outdated form which has been updated and incorporated in rule; delete requirements that are duplicative; and add references to align with our uniform licensing statute and rule.
The Agency has determined these revisions will not adversely impact small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. Agency review of the proposed revisions determined deleting outdated references and duplicative requirements will reduce confusion and enhance compliance activity for regulated entities. A SERC has not been prepared by the agency.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
Based on that Agency review, the Agency has determined the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 383.309, 408.819 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 20.42(2)(a), 383.304, 383.305, 383.308, 383.309, 383.324, 383.31, 633 FS.
A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: April 25, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Ft. Knox Bldg. 3, Conference Room D, 2727 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Kim Stewart, Kimberly.Stewart@ahca.myflorida.com. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Kim Stewart, E-mail: Kimberly.Stewart@ahca.myflorida.com, Phone: (850)412-4362
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.