BILL UPDATE: Committee Hearing Set for Florida Office Surgery Bill

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Florida Senate Bill 732 (SB 732) seeks to add increased registration and financial responsibility requirements to state clinics that offer in-office surgery. It has been advancing through Senate committees and is scheduled for a hearing this Thursday, April 18, in the Appropriations committee.
We previously covered SB 732 here, and you can view the bill’s official page here. If passed, it would require clinics to register with the Department of Health if they offer Level II or III in-office surgery or liposuction of more than 1,000 cc and maintain specified levels of financial responsibility; the level of office surgery is defined in SB 732 based on the level of sedation and the invasiveness of the procedure. The bill also would impose a fine of $5,000 per day for non-compliance. As we previously discussed, many traditional medical spas may not be affected by this bill because they do not perform the types of procedures that fall under SB 732’s rules. However, if you operate a medical spa in Florida, you should closely review the bill’s text to determine if or how your practice may be affected.
SB 732 has steadily been advancing through Senate committees. Last week, SB 732 received a favorable vote from the Appropriations subcommittee on Health and Human Services. It now heads to a public hearing in the full Appropriations Committee on Thursday April 18 at 9:00 a.m. If the bill passes the Appropriations Committee, it will come before the Senate for a vote. If you are interested in attending, the committee hearing will be held in Knott Building room 412 at Florida’s Capitol Complex in Tallahassee.