59A-8.0025: Telephone Reporting
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of the proposed rulemaking is to repeal Rule 59A-8.0025, F.A.C. This rule is no longer needed since the requirements are now in state law.
SUMMARY: Rule 59A-8.0025, F.A.C., requires notification of patients of the toll-free abuse hotline telephone number and gives the time frame for the Agency to notify home health agencies of changes to telephone number. The requirements are now in Section 408.810(5)(a), Florida Statutes. Therefore, the rule needs to be repealed.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:
The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on 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. A SERC has not been prepared by the agency.
A SERC has not been prepared because the rule duplicates what is already in state law at Section 408.810(5)(a), F.S. and does not add any cost to home health agencies.
The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: The Agency has determined that legislative ratification pursuant to Section 120.541(3), Florida Statutes, is not needed for the repeal of Rule 59A-8.0025, F.A.C., because the requirements are now in state law and the removal of the duplicative rule does not add any costs to home health agencies.
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.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 400.497 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 400.497 FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Anne Menard, Home Care Unit, Bureau of Long Term Care Services, AHCA, 2727 Mahan Drive, Mail Stop 34, Tallahassee, FL 32308, Anne.Menard@ahca.myflorida.com, (850)412-4385
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
59A-8.0025 Telephone Reporting.
Specific Authority 400.497 FS. Law Implemented 400.497 FS. History–New 5-30-90, Formerly 10D-68.0025, Amended 10-27-94, 1-17-00, 7-18-01, Repealed________.