Bill No. SB 2148
Amendment No. 597753
Senate House

1Representative Hudson offered the following:
3     Amendment (with title amendment)
4     Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
6     Section 1.  Subsections (4) and (5) of section 393.0661,
7Florida Statutes, are amended, present subsection (8) is
8renumbered as subsection (9), and a new subsection (8) is added
9to that section, to read:
10     393.0661  Home and community-based services delivery
11system; comprehensive redesign.-The Legislature finds that the
12home and community-based services delivery system for persons
13with developmental disabilities and the availability of
14appropriated funds are two of the critical elements in making
15services available. Therefore, it is the intent of the
16Legislature that the Agency for Persons with Disabilities shall
17develop and implement a comprehensive redesign of the system.
18     (4)  The geographic differential for Miami-Dade, Broward,
19and Palm Beach Counties for residential habilitation services
20shall be 3.5 7.5 percent.
21     (5)  The geographic differential for Monroe County for
22residential habilitation services shall be 3.5 20 percent.
23     (8)  Beginning July 1, 2011, the agency shall pay a uniform
24reimbursement rate to all providers of companion care services.
25The rate shall be set by the agency. The agency is authorized to
26seek federal approval to amend current waivers in order to
27comply with this subsection.
28     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.
T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T
33     Remove the entire title and insert:
A bill to be entitled
35An act relating to the Agency for Persons with
36Disabilities; amending s. 393.0661, F.S.; reducing the
37geographic differentials for residential habilitation
38services in certain counties; specifying that the agency
39shall pay a uniform reimbursement rate to all providers of
40companion care services and authorizing the agency to seek
41federal approval to amend current waivers to comply with
42that requirement; providing an effective date.

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