Notice of Variances and Waivers

Division of Emergency Medical Operations
64J-2.011: Trauma Center Requirements
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 14, 2009, the Florida Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Operations, Office of Trauma, received a petition for emergency variance from paragraph 64J-2.011(4)(a), Florida Administrative Code, from Variety Children’s Hospital d/b/a Miami Children’s Hospital.
Nature of Rule: Requires a State Approved Pediatric Trauma Center (“SAPTC”) to abide by the standards set forth in Trauma Center Standards, Florida Department of Health Pamphlet 150-9 (“DHP 150-9”), January 2008.
The petitioner is requesting a permanent variance from Standard IV, A of DHP 150-9, requiring a SAPTC to staff an anesthesiologist “in-hospital and promptly available for trauma patient care 24 hours a day.”
All comments and requests for copies of the petitions must be received in writing by January 26, 2009.
A copy of the Petition for Variance or Waiver may be obtained by contacting: Susan McDevitt, Director, Office of Trauma, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-18, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1738, (850)245-4440, ext. 2760, Fax: (850)488-2512,