Florida Senate - 2012                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1860
                                Barcode 835846                          
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Floor: WD/2R          .                                
             03/06/2012 06:00 PM       .                                

       Senator Margolis moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Between lines 1379 and 1380
    4  insert:
    5         (17) REFERRAL FEES.—A person, entity, or licensee may not
    6  accept a fee for the referral of the insured to a person,
    7  entity, or licensee for medical benefits under paragraph (1)(a)
    8  unless the person, entity, or licensee making the referral
    9  discloses in writing to the insured and the insurer that he or
   10  she has received a referral fee, the amount of the referral fee,
   11  and the name and business address of the person or entity that
   12  provided the referral fee. Reimbursement under the Florida Motor
   13  Vehicle No-Fault Law to a person, entity, or licensee who
   14  receives and fails to disclose a referral fee to the insured and
   15  insurer as required by this subsection shall be reduced by the
   16  amount of the undisclosed referral fee.
   18  ====== D I R E C T O R Y  C L A U S E  A M E N D M E N T ======
   19         And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   20         Delete line 508
   21  and insert:
   22  and (11) of section 627.736, Florida Statutes, are amended, and
   23  subsection (17) is added to that section, to
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   26         And the title is amended as follows:
   27         Delete line 79
   28  and insert:
   29         conditions; requiring that a person, entity, or
   30         licensee that makes a referral for medical benefits
   31         disclose referral fees in writing to the insured and
   32         insurer; eliminating a requirement that all parties