Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 1287, 2nd Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (384600) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 659 and 660
    5  insert:
    6         Section 16. 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. This section does not apply to the procurement,
   17  contracting, or provision of paratransit transportation
   18  services, directly or indirectly, by a county or an authority,
   19  pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as
   20  amended.
   21         (2)(a) Subject to state and federal Medicaid requirements,
   22  Medicaid nonemergency transportation services may be provided to
   23  a Medicaid beneficiary by a transportation network company
   24  contracted with a Medicaid managed care plan, a transportation
   25  broker under contract with a Medicaid managed care plan, or a
   26  transportation broker under direct contract with the Agency for
   27  Health Care Administration. The Agency for Health Care
   28  Administration shall update the Non-Emergency Transportation
   29  Services Coverage Policy pursuant to this subsection by October
   30  1, 2018. Requirements for transportation network companies and
   31  transportation network company drivers may not exceed those
   32  imposed under s. 627.748, except as necessary to conform to
   33  federal Medicaid transportation requirements administered by the
   34  Agency for Health Care Administration.
   35         (b) This subsection may not be construed to expand or limit
   36  the existing transportation benefit provided to Medicaid
   37  beneficiaries or to require a Medicaid managed care plan to
   38  contract with a transportation network company or a
   39  transportation broker.
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   41  And the title is amended as follows:
   42         Delete line 2982
   43  and insert:
   44         technology solutions for certain purposes; amending s.
   45         316.87, F.S.; authorizing Medicaid nonemergency
   46         transportation services to be provided to a Medicaid
   47         beneficiary by certain transportation network
   48         companies or transportation brokers; requiring the
   49         Agency for Health Care Administration to update the
   50         Non-Emergency Transportation Services Coverage Policy
   51         by a specified date; providing that the requirements
   52         for transportation network companies and
   53         transportation network company drivers may not exceed
   54         specified requirements, except as necessary to conform
   55         to federal Medicaid transportation requirements
   56         administered by the agency; providing construction;
   57         amending s.