Part I Hospitals and Other Licensed Facilities 395.001 – 395.3041
Part II Trauma 395.40 – 395.51
Part III Rural Hospitals 395.602 – 395.6061
Part IV Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund 395.701 – 395.7017
Part V Family Practice Teaching Hospitals 395.805 – 395.807

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 395

  • Accrediting organizations: means national accreditation organizations that are approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and whose standards incorporate comparable licensure regulations required by the state. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Affiliate: means an entity that is related through a parent corporation's controlling interest. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • At service capacity: means the temporary inability of a hospital to provide a service which is within the service capability of the hospital, due to maximum use of the service at the time of the request for the service. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Average daily balance: means the average daily balance of public deposits held during the reported month. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Average monthly balance: means the average monthly balance of public deposits held by the depository during any 12 calendar months. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Book-entry form: means that securities are not represented by a paper certificate but represented by an account entry on the records of a depository trust clearing system or, in the case of United States Government securities, a Federal Reserve Bank. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Borrower: means a person obligated to repay a mortgage loan and includes, but is not limited to, a coborrower or cosignor. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Branch manager: means the licensed loan originator in charge of, and responsible for, the operation of the branch office of a mortgage broker or mortgage lender. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Branch office: means a location, other than a mortgage broker's or mortgage lender's principal place of business:
    (a) The address of which appears on business cards, stationery, or advertising used by the licensee in connection with business conducted under this chapter;
    (b) At which the licensee's name, advertising or promotional materials, or signage suggests that mortgage loans are originated, negotiated, funded, or serviced; or
    (c) At which mortgage loans are originated, negotiated, funded, or serviced by a licensee. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Clinical privileges: means the privileges granted to a physician or other licensed health care practitioner to render patient care services in a hospital, but does not include the privilege of admitting patients. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Collateral-pledging level: means the percentage of collateral required to be pledged by a qualified public depository as provided under…. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Commission: means the Financial Services Commission. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Control person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, trust, or other organization that possesses the power, directly or indirectly, to direct the management or policies of a company, whether through ownership of securities, by contract, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Current month: means the month immediately following the month for which the monthly report is due from qualified public depositories. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Custodian: means the Chief Financial Officer or a bank, savings association, or trust company that:
    (a) Is organized and existing under the laws of this state, any other state, or the United States;
    (b) Has executed all forms required under this chapter or any rule adopted hereunder;
    (c) Agrees to be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state, or of the courts of the United States which are located within this state, for the purpose of any litigation arising out of this chapter; and
    (d) Has been approved by the Chief Financial Officer to act as a custodian. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Default or insolvency: includes , without limitation, the failure or refusal of a qualified public depository to pay a check or warrant drawn upon sufficient and collected funds by a public depositor or to return a deposit on demand or at maturity together with interest as agreed; the issuance of an order by a supervisory authority restraining such depository from making payments of deposit liabilities; or the appointment of a receiver for such depository. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Director: means any member of the official board of directors as reported in the organization's annual corporate report to the Florida Department of State, or, if no such report is made, any member of the operating board of directors. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Eligible collateral: means securities, Federal Home Loan Bank letters of credit, and cash, as designated in…. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Emergency care hospital: means a medical facility which provides:
  • Emergency medical condition: means :
    (a) A medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, which may include severe pain, such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in any of the following:
  • Emergency services and care: means medical screening, examination, and evaluation by a physician, or, to the extent permitted by applicable law, by other appropriate personnel under the supervision of a physician, to determine if an emergency medical condition exists and, if it does, the care, treatment, or surgery by a physician necessary to relieve or eliminate the emergency medical condition, within the service capability of the facility. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Essential access community hospital: means any facility which:
  • Financial institution: means , including, but not limited to, an association, bank, brokerage firm, credit union, industrial savings bank, savings and loan association, trust company, or other type of financial institution organized under the laws of this state or any other state of the United States and doing business in this state or any other state, in the general nature of the business conducted by banks and savings associations. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • General hospital: means any facility which meets the provisions of subsection (12) and which regularly makes its facilities and services available to the general population. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Governmental unit: means the state or any county, school district, community college district, state university, special district, metropolitan government, or municipality, including any agency, board, bureau, commission, and institution of any of such entities, or any court. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • hospital: includes a medical office building located on the same premises as a hospital facility, provided the land on which the medical office building is constructed is zoned for use as a hospital; provided the premises were zoned for hospital purposes on January 1, 1992. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Hospital bed: means a hospital accommodation which is ready for immediate occupancy, or is capable of being made ready for occupancy within 48 hours, excluding provision of staffing, and which conforms to minimum space, equipment, and furnishings standards as specified by rule of the agency for the provision of services specified in this section to a single patient. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • In-house loan processor: means an individual who is an employee of a mortgage broker or a mortgage lender who engages only in loan processing. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Intensive residential treatment programs for children and adolescents: means a specialty hospital accredited by an accrediting organization as defined in subsection (1) which provides 24-hour care and which has the primary functions of diagnosis and treatment of patients under the age of 18 having psychiatric disorders in order to restore such patients to an optimal level of functioning. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Interfacility trauma transfer: means the transfer of a trauma victim between two facilities licensed under this chapter, pursuant to this part. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Level II trauma center: means a trauma center that:
    (a) Is verified by the department to be in substantial compliance with Level II trauma center standards and has been approved by the department to operate as a Level II trauma center or is designated pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Licensed facility: means a hospital, ambulatory surgical center, or mobile surgical facility licensed in accordance with this chapter. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Lifesafety: means the control and prevention of fire and other life-threatening conditions on a premises for the purpose of preserving human life. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Loan modification: means a modification to an existing loan. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Loan originator: means an individual who, directly or indirectly, solicits or offers to solicit a mortgage loan, accepts or offers to accept an application for a mortgage loan, negotiates or offers to negotiate the terms or conditions of a new or existing mortgage loan on behalf of a borrower or lender, or negotiates or offers to negotiate the sale of an existing mortgage loan to a noninstitutional investor for compensation or gain. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Local funding contribution: means local municipal, county, or tax district funding exclusive of any patient-specific funds received pursuant to ss. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Loss to public depositors: means loss of all principal and all interest or other earnings on the principal accrued or accruing as of the date the qualified public depository was declared in default or insolvent. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Market value: means the value of collateral calculated pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Medical staff: means physicians licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 with privileges in a licensed facility, as well as other licensed health care practitioners with clinical privileges as approved by a licensed facility's governing board. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Medically necessary transfer: means a transfer made necessary because the patient is in immediate need of treatment for an emergency medical condition for which the facility lacks service capability or is at service capacity. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Mobile surgical facility: is a mobile facility in which licensed health care professionals provide elective surgical care under contract with the Department of Corrections or a private correctional facility operating pursuant to chapter 957 and in which inmate patients are admitted to and discharged from said facility within the same working day and are not permitted to stay overnight. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Mortgage broker: means a person conducting loan originator activities through one or more licensed loan originators employed by the mortgage broker or as independent contractors to the mortgage broker. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Mortgage lender: means a person making a mortgage loan or servicing a mortgage loan for others, or, for compensation or gain, directly or indirectly, selling or offering to sell a mortgage loan to a noninstitutional investor. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Mortgage loan: means any:
    (a) Residential loan primarily for personal, family, or household use which is secured by a mortgage, deed of trust, or other equivalent consensual security interest on a dwelling, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Office: means the Office of Financial Regulation. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Operating subsidiary: means the qualified public depository's 100-percent owned corporation that has ownership of pledged collateral. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Pediatric trauma center: means a hospital that is verified by the department to be in substantial compliance with pediatric trauma center standards as established by rule of the department and has been approved by the department to operate as a pediatric trauma center. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or governmental unit. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Pledged collateral: means securities or cash held separately and distinctly by an eligible custodian for the benefit of the Chief Financial Officer to be used as security for Florida public deposits. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Pledgor: means the qualified public depository and, if one is used, operating subsidiary. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Pool figure: means the total average monthly balances of public deposits held by all qualified public depositories during the immediately preceding 12-month period. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Premises: means those buildings, beds, and equipment located at the address of the licensed facility and all other buildings, beds, and equipment for the provision of hospital, ambulatory surgical, or mobile surgical care located in such reasonable proximity to the address of the licensed facility as to appear to the public to be under the dominion and control of the licensee. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Principal loan originator: means the licensed loan originator in charge of, and responsible for, the operation of a mortgage lender or mortgage broker, including all of the activities of the mortgage lender's or mortgage broker's loan originators, in-house loan processors, and branch managers, whether employees or independent contractors. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Provisional trauma center: means a hospital that has been verified by the department to be in substantial compliance with the requirements in…. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Public deposit: means the moneys of the state or of any state university, county, school district, community college district, special district, metropolitan government, or municipality, including agencies, boards, bureaus, commissions, and institutions of any of the foregoing, or of any court, and includes the moneys of all county officers, including constitutional officers, which are placed on deposit in a bank, savings bank, or savings association. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Public depositor: means the official custodian of funds for a governmental unit who is responsible for handling public deposits. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Public deposits program: means the Florida Security for Public Deposits Act contained in this chapter and any rule adopted under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Qualified public depository: means a bank, savings bank, or savings association that:
    (a) Is organized and exists under the laws of the United States or the laws of this state or any other state or territory of the United States. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Registry: means the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, which is the mortgage licensing system developed and maintained by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators for the licensing and registration of loan originators. See Florida Statutes 494.001
  • Reported month: means the month for which a monthly report is due from qualified public depositories. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Rural hospital: means an acute care hospital licensed under this chapter, having 100 or fewer licensed beds and an emergency room, which is:
  • Rural primary care hospital: means any facility meeting the criteria in paragraph (e) or…. See Florida Statutes 395.602
  • service area: means the fewest number of zip codes that account for 75 percent of the hospital's discharges for the most recent 5-year period, based on information available from the hospital inpatient discharge database in the Florida Center for Health Information and Transparency at the agency; or
6. See Florida Statutes 395.602
  • Service capability: means all services offered by the facility where identification of services offered is evidenced by the appearance of the service in a patient's medical record or itemized bill. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Specialty bed: means a bed, other than a general bed, designated on the face of the hospital license for a dedicated use. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Specialty hospital: means any facility which meets the provisions of subsection (12), and which regularly makes available either:
    (a) The range of medical services offered by general hospitals, but restricted to a defined age or gender group of the population;
    (b) A restricted range of services appropriate to the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with specific categories of medical or psychiatric illnesses or disorders; or
    (c) Intensive residential treatment programs for children and adolescents as defined in subsection (15). See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Stabilized: means , with respect to an emergency medical condition, that no material deterioration of the condition is likely, within reasonable medical probability, to result from the transfer of the patient from a hospital. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • Swing-bed: means a bed which can be used interchangeably as either a hospital, skilled nursing facility (SNF), or intermediate care facility (ICF) bed pursuant to 42 C. See Florida Statutes 395.602
  • tangible equity capital: means total equity capital, as defined on the balance-sheet portion of the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (call report), less intangible assets, as submitted to the regulatory banking authority. See Florida Statutes 395.402
  • Trauma agency: means a department-approved agency established and operated by one or more counties, or a department-approved entity with which one or more counties contract, for the purpose of administering an inclusive regional trauma system. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Trauma caseload volume: means the number of trauma patients reported by individual trauma centers to the Trauma Registry and validated by the department. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Trauma center: means a hospital that has been verified by the department to be in substantial compliance with the requirements in…. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Trauma patient: means a person who has incurred a physical injury or wound caused by trauma and has accessed a trauma center. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Trauma transport protocol: means a document which describes the policies, processes, and procedures governing the dispatch of vehicles, the triage, prehospital transport, and interfacility trauma transfer of trauma victims. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Trauma victim: means any person who has incurred a single or multisystem injury due to blunt or penetrating means or burns and who requires immediate medical intervention or treatment. See Florida Statutes 395.4001
  • Urgent care center: means a facility or clinic that provides immediate but not emergent ambulatory medical care to patients. See Florida Statutes 395.002
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011