Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SPB 7020
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  02/13/2015           .                                

       The Committee on Criminal Justice (Evers) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 771 and 772
    4  insert:
    5         Section 13. Section 945.6039, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         945.6039 Independent Medical Evaluations and Examinations.—
    8         (1) The department shall promulgate rules and permit an
    9  inmate’s family member, lawyer, or interested party to hire and
   10  pay for an independent medical evaluation or examination by a
   11  medical professional of an incarcerated inmate. The results of
   12  the medical evaluation or examination shall be provided to the
   13  department and, if appropriate, to the Commission on Offender
   14  Review. The purpose of these outside evaluations is to assist in
   15  the delivery of medical care to the inmate and to assist the
   16  Commission on Offender Review in considering an inmate for
   17  conditional medical release. Inmates at all department
   18  facilities and the contracted private correctional facilities
   19  are eligible for consideration to arrange for these medical
   20  evaluations. The department’s contracted private health care
   21  providers may also provide such medical evaluations. The
   22  department, the private correctional facilities, and private
   23  health care providers shall provide reasonable and timely access
   24  to the inmate once a family member, lawyer, or interested party
   25  provides a written request for access and such access is
   26  approved.
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Delete line 91
   31  and insert:
   32         standards for that population; creating s. 945.6039;
   33         F.S.; allowing an inmate's family, lawyer, and other
   34         interested parties to hire and pay for an independent
   35         medical evaluation; specifying the purpose for outside
   36         evaluations; requiring the department to provide
   37         reasonable and timely access to the inmate; amending
   38         s. 947.149,