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FL Regulatory / Governmental Agencies Updates
2015 (10/10/14) Final CMS IP Survey Requirements HERE 11/14/14 CMS Federal Final Rule OutPatient Ambulatory Care HERE 11/06/14 CMS Federal Final Rule End Stage Renal Disease/Dialysis HERE 11/24/14 AHRQ Evidence Based Antibiotic Treatment for Healthcare Acquired Pneumonia HERE 6/11/15 HIV Testing Informed Consent FL Law change effective 7/1/2015. House Bill 321 by Rep. Bryan Avila and Sen. Geraldine Thompson significantly reduce the burden for consent and notification related to HIV testing and would allow hospitals to incorporate the 'opt-out' provision for HIV testing in the general consent for care. The bill also eliminates all notification and consent requirements for HIV testing when needed to manage significant exposures to blood by medical personnel. HERE CDC Influenza Vaccine components for 2016-2017 season HERE FL Gov Rick Scott Requests ZIKA Antibody Tests, ordered from CDC for the state of Florida, be fulfilled. Florida has now experienced 43 locally transmitted cases as of 8/24/16. HERE The Joint Commission Approved NEW Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard for 2017 HERE CMS Condition of Participation Proposed Rule Change Prohibit Discrimination, Reduce Hospital Acquired Conditions and Promote Antimicrobial Stewardship 6/20/16 HERE