Florida Senate - 2017 SB 698 By Senator Baxley 12-00697-17 2017698__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to prisoner medical services; creating 3 s. 951.0325, F.S.; providing definitions; limiting 4 compensation to health care providers that do not have 5 contracts with the county or municipality operating a 6 detention facility to provide prisoner medical 7 services; limiting compensation to entities that 8 provide emergency medical transportation services for 9 prisoners if those entities do not have a contract 10 with the county or municipality operating a detention 11 facility; providing applicability; providing an 12 effective date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Section 951.0325, Florida Statutes, is created 17 to read: 18 951.0325 Prisoner medical services.— 19 (1) As used in this section, the term: 20 (a) “Emergency medical transportation services” includes, 21 but is not limited to, services rendered by ambulances, 22 emergency medical services vehicles, and air ambulances as those 23 terms are defined in s. 401.23. 24 (b) “Health care provider” has the same meaning as provided 25 in s. 766.105. 26 (2) Compensation to a health care provider to provide 27 prisoner medical services may not exceed 110 percent of the 28 Medicare allowable rate if the health care provider does not 29 have a contract to provide such services with the county or 30 municipality operating the county or municipal detention 31 facility that houses the prisoner. However, compensation to a 32 health care provider may not exceed 125 percent of the Medicare 33 allowable rate if: 34 (a) The health care provider does not have a contract to 35 provide medical services with the county or municipality that 36 houses the prisoner; and 37 (b) The health care provider reported a negative operating 38 margin for the previous year to the Agency for Health Care 39 Administration through hospital-audited financial data. 40 (3) Compensation to an entity to provide emergency medical 41 transportation services for a prisoner may not exceed 110 42 percent of the Medicare allowable rate if the entity does not 43 have a contract to provide such services with the county or 44 municipality operating the county or municipal detention 45 facility housing the prisoner. 46 (4) This section does not apply to charges for medical 47 services for prisoners provided at a hospital operated by the 48 county or municipality. 49 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.