Trauma center debate in Tallahassee

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State health officials and hospital representatives are trying to agree on who should operate Florida's trauma centers.

Long established trauma centers are trying to stop new ones from opening.  Currently Blake Trauma Center in Bradenton is being challenged by Tampa Hospital.

The Department of Health invited both sides to begin negotiating over a new rule that would control placement of trauma centers across the state.  Once the rule is revised, there will be another round of public comment.