Florida Senate - 2012                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1860
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: FAV            .                                
                  02/29/2012           .                                

       The Committee on Budget (Margolis) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Substitute Amendment (616172) (with
    2  directory and title amendments)
    4         Between lines 894 and 895
    5  insert:
    6         (17) REFERRAL FEES.—A person, entity, or licensee may not
    7  accept a fee for the referral of the insured to a person,
    8  entity, or licensee for medical benefits under paragraph (1)(a)
    9  unless the person, entity, or licensee making the referral
   10  discloses in writing to the insured and the insurer that he or
   11  she has received a referral fee, the amount of the referral fee,
   12  and the name and business address of the person or entity that
   13  provided the referral fee. Reimbursement under the Florida Motor
   14  Vehicle No-Fault Law to a person, entity, or licensee who
   15  receives and fails to disclose a referral fee to the insured and
   16  insurer as required by this subsection shall be reduced by the
   17  amount of the undisclosed referral fee.
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   20         And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   21         Delete line 6
   22  and insert:
   23  and (11) of section 627.736, Florida Statutes, are amended, and
   24  subsection (17) is added to that section, to
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   27         And the title is amended as follows:
   28         Delete line 953
   29  and insert:
   30         under certain conditions; requiring that a person,
   31         entity, or licensee that makes a referral for medical
   32         benefits disclose referral fees in writing to the
   33         insured and insurer; eliminating a requirement