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Section 395.1055(10), F.S., previously s. 395.1055(9) F.S., was last amended in 2019. The Pediatric Cardiac Technical Advisory Panel (PCTAP) was originally established in 2017 through Ch. 151, L.O.F., and assigned to the Agency. The Panel was charged to develop procedures and standards for measuring outcomes of pediatric cardiac catheterization and surgery programs; and to make recommendations to the Agency for rules that implement those standards.

The Panel members are pediatric cardiac specialists and surgeons appointed by the state’s ten existing licensed hospital-based pediatric cardiac surgery programs, along with three at-large representatives appointed by the Agency Secretary.

Laws of Florida (L.O.F.):

Chapter 2019-138, Laws of Florida
Chapter 2018-24, Laws of Florida
Chapter 2017-151, Laws of Florida

Florida Statutes (F.S.):

s. 20.052, F.S., Advisory bodies, commissions, boards; establishment.

MEMBER APPOINTMENT PROCESS AND QUESTIONNAIRE

It is the responsibility of the CEO for each of the state's ten existing licensed hospital-based pediatric cardiac surgery programs to timely appoint or reappoint members to the panel, to direct them to complete in its entirety the Member Appointment Questionnaire, and to submit to the Agency all new appointee information via PCTAP@ahca.myflorida.com.