Florida Senate - 2023                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1718
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Comm: UNFAV           .                                
                  04/25/2023           .                                

       The Committee on Fiscal Policy (Berman) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (383522) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 90 - 96
    5  and insert:
    6  voluntary inquiry on its patient admission or registration forms
    7  for the patient or the patient’s representative to state or
    8  indicate whether the patient is a United States citizen or
    9  whether the patient is lawfully present in the United States or
   10  is not lawfully present in the United States. The patient or the
   11  patient’s representative must be informed that answering this
   12  question is optional, both in writing accompanying the question
   13  on the registration form and verbally by hospital staff in a
   14  language understood by the patient or the patient’s
   15  representative. The voluntary inquiry must be followed by both
   16  written and verbal statements in a language understood by the
   17  patient or the patient’s representative that the response will
   18  not affect the patient’s care or result in a report of the
   19  patient’s immigration status to immigration authorities.
   20  Hospital staff need not inquire into a patients immigration
   21  status if doing so would be contrary to ethics guidelines set
   22  forth by the American Medical Association.
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   25  And the title is amended as follows:
   26         Delete line 1099
   27  and insert:
   28         include a voluntary inquiry into the patient’s
   29         immigration status on