Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 732 (2019) into law in an effort to combat disreputable office surgery centers that posed a danger to Florida patients.
Effective Jan. 1, 2020, SB 732 will require any office in which a physician performs certain liposuction procedures, or Level II or Level III office surgery, to have a designated physician who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws and rules governing office surgeries and to demonstrate financial responsibility equal to the minimum required for physicians.
Each registered office surgery center must update its registration by the Jan. 1 deadline, and there will not be a grace period for compliance. Read the FMA’s update to ensure that your facility will be prepared to meet the deadline.
FMA members who need more information can contact our Legal Department at legal@FLmedical.org or (800) 762-0233.
State Senator Anitere Flores was the driving force behind this legislation. It was initiated due to the rash of patient deaths in South Florida physician offices doing Brazilian butt lift surgery. The legislation will seek prevent unsafe practitioners and owners from quickly reopening new offices with the same dangerous practices. The FMA supported this legislation to protect our patients by extending registration to offices.