Florida Senate - 2016                                    SB 1466
       By Senator Garcia
       38-01063A-16                                          20161466__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to personal injury protection medical
    3         providers; amending 627.736, F.S.; specifying
    4         additional entities that may receive reimbursement
    5         under the Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law
    6         regardless of whether they meet a specified licensure
    7         requirement; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (h) of subsection (5) of section
   12  627.736, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         627.736 Required personal injury protection benefits;
   14  exclusions; priority; claims.—
   16         (h) As provided in s. 400.9905, an entity excluded from the
   17  definition of a clinic shall be deemed a clinic and must be
   18  licensed under part X of chapter 400 in order to receive
   19  reimbursement under ss. 627.730-627.7405. However, this
   20  licensing requirement does not apply to:
   21         1. An entity wholly owned by a physician licensed under
   22  chapter 458 or chapter 459, or by the physician and the spouse,
   23  parent, child, or sibling of the physician;
   24         2. An entity wholly owned by a dentist licensed under
   25  chapter 466, or by the dentist and the spouse, parent, child, or
   26  sibling of the dentist;
   27         3. An entity wholly owned by a chiropractic physician
   28  licensed under chapter 460, or by the chiropractic physician and
   29  the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of the chiropractic
   30  physician;
   31         4. A hospital or ambulatory surgical center licensed under
   32  chapter 395;
   33         5. An entity that wholly owns or is wholly owned, directly
   34  or indirectly, by a hospital or hospitals licensed under chapter
   35  395;
   36         6. An entity that is a clinical facility affiliated with an
   37  accredited medical school at which training is provided for
   38  medical students, residents, or fellows; or
   39         7. An entity that is certified under 42 C.F.R. part 485,
   40  subpart H; or
   41         8. An entity that is owned by a corporation that has $250
   42  million or more in total annual sales of health care services
   43  provided by licensed health care practitioners if one or more of
   44  the persons responsible for the operations of the entity are
   45  health care practitioners who are licensed in this state and who
   46  are responsible for supervising the business activities of the
   47  entity and the entity’s compliance with state law for purposes
   48  of this section.
   49         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.