RULE NO: RULE TITLE
59A-7.034: Alternate-Site Testing
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The agency is proposing to amend the rule that specifies the types of tests that can be performed at alternate test sites within hospitals.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Rules related to laboratory tests of higher complexity, those that require limited reagent manipulations and to staffing requirements to ensure quality testing and patient care being performed at alternate sites within hospitals. Alternate-site tests are currently limited to those of moderate complexity and that require no reagent manipulations, treatment, extraction and separation or other processing of any kind.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 483.051 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 483.051, 483.106, 483.181, 483.201, 483.221, 483.23 FS.
A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: March 13, 2009, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Agency for Health Care Administration, Building 3, Conference Room C, 2727 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida
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: Karen Rivera, Laboratory Unit, 2727 Mahan Drive, Building 1, Mail Stop 32, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, (850)487-3109. 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: Karen Rivera, Laboratory Unit, 2727 Mahan Drive, Building 1, Mail Stop 32, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, (850)487-3109
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.