Florida Senate - 2011                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/HB 7109, 2nd Eng.
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Floor: WD            .                                
             05/06/2011 09:32 AM       .                                

       Senator Storms moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 695 and 696
    4  insert:
    5         Section 9. Subsection (20) of section 409.906, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         409.906 Optional Medicaid services.—Subject to specific
    8  appropriations, the agency may make payments for services which
    9  are optional to the state under Title XIX of the Social Security
   10  Act and are furnished by Medicaid providers to recipients who
   11  are determined to be eligible on the dates on which the services
   12  were provided. Any optional service that is provided shall be
   13  provided only when medically necessary and in accordance with
   14  state and federal law. Optional services rendered by providers
   15  in mobile units to Medicaid recipients may be restricted or
   16  prohibited by the agency. Nothing in this section shall be
   17  construed to prevent or limit the agency from adjusting fees,
   18  reimbursement rates, lengths of stay, number of visits, or
   19  number of services, or making any other adjustments necessary to
   20  comply with the availability of moneys and any limitations or
   21  directions provided for in the General Appropriations Act or
   22  chapter 216. If necessary to safeguard the state’s systems of
   23  providing services to elderly and disabled persons and subject
   24  to the notice and review provisions of s. 216.177, the Governor
   25  may direct the Agency for Health Care Administration to amend
   26  the Medicaid state plan to delete the optional Medicaid service
   27  known as “Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally
   28  Disabled.” Optional services may include:
   29         (20) PRESCRIBED DRUG SERVICES.—The agency may pay for
   30  medications that are prescribed for a recipient by a physician
   31  or other licensed health care practitioner of the healing arts
   32  authorized to prescribe medications and that are dispensed to
   33  the recipient by a licensed pharmacist or physician in
   34  accordance with applicable state and federal law. However, the
   35  agency may not pay for any psychotropic medication prescribed
   36  for a child younger than the age for which the federal Food and
   37  Drug Administration has approved its use.
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   40         And the title is amended as follows:
   41         Delete line 40
   42  and insert:
   43         Legislature; amending s. 409.906, F.S.; prohibiting
   44         the agency from paying for psychotropic medications
   45         prescribed for a child younger than the age approved
   46         by the federal Food And Drug Administration; amending
   47         s. 409.907, F.S.; providing