HB 467

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to entities contracting with the Medicaid
3Program; amending s. 636.0145, F.S.; exempting certain
4entities providing services solely to Medicaid recipients
5under a Medicaid contract from being subject to the
6premium tax imposed on premiums, contributions, and
7assessments received by prepaid limited health service
8organizations; providing for retroactive operation;
9specifying that the act is remedial in nature and not a
10basis for certain refunds of tax, penalty, or interest;
11providing an effective date.
13Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
15     Section 1.  Section 636.0145, Florida Statutes, is amended
16to read:
17     636.0145  Certain entities contracting with Medicaid.-
18Notwithstanding the requirements of s. 409.912(4)(b), an entity
19that is providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient mental
20health care services to certain Medicaid recipients in
21Hillsborough, Highlands, Hardee, Manatee, and Polk Counties
22through a capitated, prepaid arrangement pursuant to the federal
23waiver provided for in s. 409.905(5) must become licensed under
24chapter 636 by December 31, 1998. Any entity licensed under this
25chapter which provides services solely to Medicaid recipients
26under a contract with Medicaid is shall be exempt from ss.
27636.017, 636.018, 636.022, 636.028, and 636.034, and 636.066(1).
28     Section 2.  This act shall operate retroactively to
29December 31, 1998; however, the retroactive operation of this
30act is remedial in nature, does not create a right to a refund,
31and does not authorize a refund by any governmental entity of
32any tax, penalty, or interest remitted to the Department of
33Revenue before July 1, 2011.
34     Section 3.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.

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