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2015 Florida Statutes

F.S. 383.18
1383.18 Contracts; conditions.Participation in the regional perinatal intensive care centers program under ss. 383.15-383.19 is contingent upon the department entering into a contract with a provider. The contract shall provide that patients will receive services from the center and that parents or guardians of patients who participate in the program and who are in compliance with Medicaid eligibility requirements as determined by the department are not additionally charged for treatment and care which has been contracted for by the department. Financial eligibility for the program is based on the Medicaid income guidelines for pregnant women and for children under 1 year of age. Funding shall be provided in accordance with ss. 383.19 and 409.908.
History.s. 4, ch. 76-54; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 4, ch. 80-177; s. 3, ch. 82-209; s. 4, ch. 85-225; s. 32, ch. 87-225; s. 4, ch. 94-140; s. 87, ch. 2014-17; s. 3, ch. 2015-225.
1Note.Section 17, ch. 2015-225, provides that “[t]he Legislature has determined that this act, including the document titled ‘Medicaid Hospital Funding Programs,’ together with the specific appropriations contained in the fiscal year 2015-2016 General Appropriations Act for the Rural Hospital Financial Assistance Program, Hospital Inpatient Services, Hospital Outpatient Services, Low-Income Pool, the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, Graduate Medical Education, and Prepaid Health Plans, are interdependent and interrelated, are directly and rationally related to the overall purposes of the state’s Medicaid program, and are advisable only if considered together and balanced when allocating the state’s resources, especially considering the complexities of Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program; how hospital rates are determined in the marketplace, including Medicaid; how the individual component Medicaid appropriations impact the rates Florida’s Medicaid managed care entities pay for services; and the large amounts of uncompensated care provided by Florida’s Medicaid hospital service providers and the relative potential impact of that uncompensated care on the overall economic viability of those institutions. If this act, or any portion of this act, including the document titled ‘Medicaid Hospital Funding Programs,’ or any portion thereof, is determined to be unconstitutional or the applicability thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, then: (1) such determination shall render all other provisions or applications of this act invalid; (2) the provisions of this act are not severable; and (3) this entire act shall be deemed never to have become law. This section expires July 1, 2016.”