Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 142
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/23/2014           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Hays) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 31 - 59
    4  and insert:
    5  The contract must be for volunteer, uncompensated services,
    6  except as provided in paragraph (4)(g). For services to qualify
    7  as volunteer, uncompensated services under this section, the
    8  health care provider must receive no compensation from the
    9  governmental contractor for any services provided under the
   10  contract and must not bill or accept compensation from the
   11  recipient, or a any public or private third-party payor, for the
   12  specific services provided to the low-income recipients covered
   13  by the contract.
   14         (4) CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS.—A health care provider that
   15  executes a contract with a governmental contractor to deliver
   16  health care services on or after April 17, 1992, as an agent of
   17  the governmental contractor is an agent for purposes of s.
   18  768.28(9), while acting within the scope of duties under the
   19  contract, if the contract complies with the requirements of this
   20  section and regardless of whether the individual treated is
   21  later found to be ineligible. A health care provider under
   22  contract with the state may not be named as a defendant in any
   23  action arising out of medical care or treatment provided on or
   24  after April 17, 1992, under contracts entered into under this
   25  section. The contract must provide that:
   26         (g) As an agent of the governmental contractor for purposes
   27  of s. 768.28(9), while acting within the scope of duties under
   28  the contract, a health care provider licensed under chapter 466
   29  may allow a patient or a parent or guardian of the patient to
   30  voluntarily contribute a monetary amount to cover costs of
   31  dental laboratory work related to the services provided to the
   32  patient. This contribution may not exceed the actual cost of the
   33  dental laboratory charges.
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   36  And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete lines 2 - 16
   38  and insert:
   39         An act relating to dentists and dental hygienists;
   40         amending s. 766.1115, F.S.; revising the definition of
   41         the term “contract”; requiring that a contract with a
   42         governmental contractor for health care services
   43         include a provision allowing a voluntary contribution
   44         toward certain dental laboratory work; providing that
   45         the contribution may not exceed the actual amount of
   46         the dental laboratory charges; providing an effective
   47         date.