Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (314566) for CS for SB 784
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  05/01/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Brandes) recommended the
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (838110) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 555 and 556
    5  insert:
    6         Section 9. Section 316.87, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    7  read:
    8         316.87 Nonemergency medical transportation services.—
    9         (1) To ensure the availability of nonemergency medical
   10  transportation services throughout the state, a provider
   11  licensed by the county or operating under a permit issued by the
   12  county may not be required to use a vehicle that is larger than
   13  needed to transport the number of persons being transported or
   14  that is inconsistent with the medical condition of the
   15  individuals receiving the nonemergency medical transportation
   16  services.
   17         (2) A licensed basic or advanced life support ambulance
   18  service may provide nonemergency medical transportation in
   19  permitted ambulances in any county notwithstanding any
   20  ordinances relating to certificates of public convenience and
   21  necessity or s. 401.25. This subsection does not apply to a
   22  county located entirely within a designated rural area of
   23  opportunity or a county that has a population of more than 2.5
   24  million residents according to the latest state or federal
   25  census.
   26         (3) This section does not apply to the procurement,
   27  contracting, or provision of paratransit transportation
   28  services, directly or indirectly, by a county or an authority,
   29  pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as
   30  amended.
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   33  And the title is amended as follows:
   34         Delete line 46
   35  and insert:
   36         times while operating in autonomous mode; amending s.
   37         316.87, F.S.; authorizing a licensed basic or advanced
   38         life support ambulance service to provide nonemergency
   39         medical transportation in permitted ambulances in any
   40         county notwithstanding any ordinances relating to
   41         certificates of public convenience and necessity or a
   42         specified provision; providing applicability; amending
   43         s.