CS/SB 1976 -  Freestanding Emergency Departments

by Appropriations and Brodeur
Deleting an obsolete provision relating to a prohibition on new emergency departments located off the premises of licensed hospitals; prohibiting a freestanding emergency department from holding itself out to the public as an urgent care center; requiring a freestanding emergency department to clearly identify itself as a hospital emergency department using certain signage; requiring a freestanding emergency department to post signs in certain locations which contain specified statements, etc.
Effective Date: 07/01/2021
Last Event: 04/26/21 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1157 (Ch. 2021-112) -SJ 678 on Monday, April 26, 2021 1:12 PM

Referred Committees and Committee Actions

Senate Referrals

  • Health Policy
    • On agenda for: 03/24/21 11:30 AM
    • Favorable (final action) Votes: Yeas 8   Nays 0
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
    • On agenda for: 04/08/21 9:00 AM
    • Recommendation: Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action) Votes: Yeas 10   Nays 0
  • Appropriations
    • On agenda for: 04/21/21 4:30 PM
    • Favorable With Committee Substitute (final action) Votes: Yeas 19   Nays 1

Related Bills

Bill Text

    • 265550 , Pizzo Date Filed: 04/23/21, Line#: 168 Senate: Withdrawn 4/26/2021 1:11:03 PM
    • 410084 , Appropriations Date Filed: 04/12/21, Line#: 0 Senate(c): Replaced by Committee Substitute 04/22/2021 04:18 PM
    • 880662 , Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Brodeur Date Filed: 04/06/21, Line#: 95 Senate(c): Replaced by Committee Substitute 04/08/2021 12:11 PM

Staff Analysis

Vote History

(No Votes Recorded)

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 1157 (Ch. 2021-112) -SJ 678 Time: 04/26/2021 - 1:12 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Substituted CS/HB 1157 -SJ 678 Time: 04/26/2021 - 1:12 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Read 2nd time -SJ 678 Time: 04/26/2021 - 1:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 647 Time: 04/22/2021 - 11:48 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Version: c1
Event: S Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/26/21 -SJ 720 Time: 04/22/2021 - 7:50 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading Time: 04/22/2021 - 7:46 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: S Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute) Time: 04/22/2021 - 6:26 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Version: __
Event: S CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 1 -SJ 642 Time: 04/21/2021 - 6:45 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/21/21, 4:30 pm, 412 Knott Building Time: 04/21/2021 - 12:25 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Version: __
Event: S Now in Appropriations Time: 04/12/2021 - 4:27 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Version: __
Event: S Subcommittee Recommendation: CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 465 Time: 04/08/2021 - 10:50 AM Member: Committee: Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 04/08/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building Time: 04/05/2021 - 2:28 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Version: __
Event: S Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Time: 03/24/2021 - 2:40 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Version: __
Event: S Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 312 Time: 03/24/2021 - 1:55 PM Member: Committee: Health Policy Version: __
Event: S On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/24/21, 11:30 am, 412 Knott Building Time: 03/19/2021 - 2:13 PM Member: Committee: Health Policy Version: __
Event: S Introduced -SJ 220 Time: 03/10/2021 - 11:56 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 221 Time: 03/04/2021 - 4:52 PM Member: Committee: Health Policy Version: __
Event: S Filed Time: 03/01/2021 - 11:33 AM Member: Committee: Version: __