Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (472918) for CS for SB 1104
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Brandes) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (419998) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 327 and 328
    5  insert:
    6         Section 11. Section 316.87, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    7  read:
    8         316.87 Nonemergency medical transportation services.—
    9         (1) To ensure the availability of nonemergency medical
   10  transportation services throughout the state, a provider
   11  licensed by the county or operating under a permit issued by the
   12  county may not be required to use a vehicle that is larger than
   13  needed to transport the number of persons being transported or
   14  that is inconsistent with the medical condition of the
   15  individuals receiving the nonemergency medical transportation
   16  services. This section does not apply to the procurement,
   17  contracting, or provision of paratransit transportation
   18  services, directly or indirectly, by a county or an authority,
   19  pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as
   20  amended.
   21         (2)(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Medicaid
   22  nonemergency medical transportation services may be provided to
   23  a Medicaid beneficiary by a transportation network company. A
   24  Medicaid beneficiary shall have the option to use the
   25  transportation network company in the fulfillment of the
   26  beneficiary’s Medicaid nonemergency transportation benefit,
   27  unless a licensed medical professional determines that use of a
   28  transportation network company to fulfill such benefit would be
   29  contrary to a beneficiary’s health and safety.
   30         (b) In providing such Medicaid nonemergency transportation
   31  services, transportation network companies shall be governed by
   32  s. 627.748.
   33         (c) This subsection may not be construed to expand or limit
   34  the existing transportation benefit provided to Medicaid
   35  beneficiaries.
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   38  And the title is amended as follows:
   39         Delete line 1529
   40  and insert:
   41         solutions for specified purposes; amending s. 316.87,
   42         F.S.; authorizing Medicaid nonemergency medical
   43         transportation services to be provided to a Medicaid
   44         beneficiary by a transportation network company;
   45         requiring a Medicaid beneficiary to have the option to
   46         use the transportation network company in the
   47         fulfillment of the beneficiary’s Medicaid nonemergency
   48         transportation benefit under certain circumstances;
   49         requiring the transportation network companies to be
   50         governed by a specified provision in providing such
   51         Medicaid nonemergency transportation services;
   52         providing construction; amending s. 319.141,