Florida Senate - 2019 SB 302 By Senator Brandes 24-00630-19 2019302__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to nonemergency medical transportation 3 services; amending s. 316.87, F.S.; authorizing 4 Medicaid nonemergency transportation services to be 5 provided to a Medicaid recipient by certain 6 transportation network companies or transportation 7 brokers, subject to compliance with certain 8 requirements; requiring the Agency for Health Care 9 Administration to update the Non-Emergency 10 Transportation Services Coverage Policy by a specified 11 date; providing that the requirements for 12 transportation network companies and transportation 13 network company drivers may not exceed specified 14 requirements, except as necessary to conform to 15 federal Medicaid transportation requirements 16 administered by the agency; providing for 17 construction; providing an effective date. 18 19 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 20 21 Section 1. Section 316.87, Florida Statutes, is amended to 22 read: 23 316.87 Nonemergency medical transportation services.— 24 (1) To ensure the availability of nonemergency medical 25 transportation services throughout the state, a provider 26 licensed by the county or operating under a permit issued by the 27 county may not be required to use a vehicle that is larger than 28 needed to transport the number of persons being transported or 29 that is inconsistent with the medical condition of the 30 individuals receiving the nonemergency medical transportation 31 services. This subsection
sectiondoes not apply to the 32 procurement, contracting, or provision of paratransit 33 transportation services, directly or indirectly, by a county or 34 an authority, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 35 1990, as amended. 36 (2)(a) Subject to compliance with state and federal 37 Medicaid requirements, a transportation network company under 38 contract with a Medicaid managed care plan, a transportation 39 broker under contract with a Medicaid managed care plan, or a 40 transportation broker under direct contract with the Agency for 41 Health Care Administration may provide Medicaid nonemergency 42 transportation services to a Medicaid recipient. The Agency for 43 Health Care Administration shall update the Non-Emergency 44 Transportation Services Coverage Policy to reflect this 45 authorization by October 1, 2019. Requirements for 46 transportation network companies and transportation network 47 company drivers may not exceed those imposed under s. 627.748, 48 except as necessary to conform to federal Medicaid 49 transportation requirements administered by the Agency for 50 Health Care Administration. 51 (b) This subsection may not be construed to expand or limit 52 the existing transportation benefit provided to Medicaid 53 recipients or to require a Medicaid managed care plan to 54 contract with a transportation network company or a 55 transportation broker. 56 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.