HB 0151

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to the Access to Health Care Act; amending
3s. 766.1115, F.S.; revising a definition of low-income
4person to expand a poverty level family income criterion;
5providing an effective date.
7Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
9     Section 1.  Paragraph (e) of subsection (3) of section
10766.1115, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
11     766.1115  Health care providers; creation of agency
12relationship with governmental contractors.--
13     (3)  DEFINITIONS.--As used in this section, the term:
14     (e)  "Low-income" means:
15     1.  A person who is Medicaid-eligible under Florida law;
16     2.  A person who is without health insurance and whose
17family income does not exceed 200 150 percent of the federal
18poverty level as defined annually by the federal Office of
19Management and Budget; or
20     3.  Any client of the department who voluntarily chooses to
21participate in a program offered or approved by the department
22and meets the program eligibility guidelines of the department.
23     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2005.

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