Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 668
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: FAV            .                                
                  01/19/2012           .                                

       The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Sobel) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 11 - 14
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (j) of subsection (3) and paragraph
    6  (c) of subsection (12) of section 440.13, Florida Statutes, are
    7  amended to read:
    8         440.13 Medical services and supplies; penalty for
    9  violations; limitations.—
   11  (j) Notwithstanding any other provision of anything in this
   12  chapter to the contrary, a sick or injured employee is shall be
   13  entitled, at all times, to free, full, and absolute choice in
   14  the selection of the pharmacy, or pharmacist, or dispensing
   15  practitioner to dispense and fill dispensing and filling
   16  prescriptions for medicines required under this chapter. It is
   17  expressly forbidden for The department, an employer, or a
   18  carrier, or any agent or representative of the department, an
   19  employer, or a carrier, may not to select the pharmacy, or
   20  pharmacist, or dispensing practitioner that which the sick or
   21  injured employee must use; condition coverage or payment on the
   22  basis of the pharmacy, or pharmacist, or dispensing practitioner
   23  used utilized; or to otherwise interfere in the selection by the
   24  sick or injured employee of a pharmacy, or pharmacist, or
   25  dispensing practitioner.
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   28         And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Delete line 3
   30  and insert:
   31         services; amending s. 440.13, F.S.; providing that a
   32         sick or injured employee is free to select a
   33         dispensing practitioner to fill prescriptions as well
   34         as a pharmacy or pharmacist; revising