Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1094
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  01/19/2012           .                                

       The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Sobel) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 26 and 27
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Paragraph (j) of subsection (3) of section
    6  440.13, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         440.13 Medical services and supplies; penalty for
    8  violations; limitations.—
   10         (j) Notwithstanding any other provision of anything in this
   11  chapter to the contrary, a sick or injured employee is shall be
   12  entitled, at all times, to free, full, and absolute choice in
   13  the selection of the pharmacy, or pharmacist, or dispensing
   14  practitioner to dispense and fill dispensing and filling
   15  prescriptions for medicines required under this chapter. It is
   16  expressly forbidden for The department, an employer, or a
   17  carrier, or any agent or representative of the department, an
   18  employer, or a carrier, may not to select the pharmacy, or
   19  pharmacist, or dispensing practitioner that which the sick or
   20  injured employee must use; condition coverage or payment on the
   21  basis of the pharmacy, or pharmacist, or dispensing practitioner
   22  used utilized; or to otherwise interfere in the selection by the
   23  sick or injured employee of a pharmacy, or pharmacist, or
   24  dispensing practitioner.
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   27         And the title is amended as follows:
   28         Delete line 5
   29  and insert:
   30         compensation as required; amending s. 440.13, F.S.;
   31         providing that a sick or injured employee is free to
   32         select a dispensing practitioner to fill prescriptions
   33         as well as a pharmacy or pharmacist; providing an
   34         effective date.