Florida Senate - 2018 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 44 Ì3519340Î351934 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: 1/AD/2R . 03/08/2018 02:59 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Rodriguez moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete lines 46 - 81 4 and insert: 5 Section 2. The sum of $1.5 million is appropriated from the 6 General Revenue Fund to the Department of Health for the relief 7 of Cristina Alvarez as compensation for the death of her son, 8 Nicholas Patnode, a minor, due to the negligence of the Martin 9 County Health Department. 10 Section 3. The Chief Financial Officer is directed to draw 11 a warrant in favor of Cristina Alvarez in the sum of $1.5 12 million upon funds of the Department of Health in the State 13 Treasury, and the Chief Financial Officer is directed to pay the 14 same out of such funds in the State Treasury. 15 Section 4. The sum of $900,000 is appropriated from the 16 General Revenue Fund to the Department of Health for the relief 17 of George Patnode as compensation for the death of his son, 18 Nicholas Patnode, a minor, due to the negligence of the Martin 19 County Health Department. 20 Section 5. The Chief Financial Officer is directed to draw 21 a warrant in favor of George Patnode in the sum of $900,000 upon 22 funds of the Department of Health in the State Treasury, and the 23 Chief Financial Officer is directed to pay the same out of such 24 funds in the State Treasury. 25 Section 6. The governmental entity responsible for payment 26 of the warrants shall pay to the Agency for Health Care 27 Administration the amount due under s. 409.910, Florida 28 Statutes, before disbursing any funds to the claimants. The 29 amount due to the agency shall be equal to all unreimbursed 30 medical payments paid by Medicaid up to the date on which this 31 act becomes a law. Such amounts shall be deducted in equal 32 amounts from the award to each parent. 33 Section 7. The amount paid by the Department of Health 34 pursuant to s. 768.28, Florida Statutes, and the amounts awarded 35 under this act are intended to provide the sole compensation for 36 all present and future claims arising out of the factual 37 situation described in this act which resulted in the death of 38 Nicholas Patnode. Of the amount awarded under this act, the 39 total amount paid for attorney fees may not exceed $300,000, the 40 total amount paid for lobbying fees may not exceed $75,000, and 41 the total amount paid for costs and other similar expenses 42 relating to this claim may not exceed $2,080.64. 43 44 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 45 And the title is amended as follows: 46 Delete lines 7 - 8 47 and insert: 48 providing limitations on the payment of fees and 49 costs; providing an effective date.