Florida Senate - 2023                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1718
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Berman moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 256 - 262
    4  and insert:
    5  voluntary inquiry on its patient admission or registration forms
    6  for the patient or the patient’s representative to state or
    7  indicate whether the patient is a United States citizen or
    8  whether the patient is lawfully present in the United States or
    9  is not lawfully present in the United States. The patient or the
   10  patient’s representative must be informed that answering this
   11  question is optional, both in writing accompanying the question
   12  on the registration form and verbally by a hospital
   13  representative in a language understood by the patient or the
   14  patient’s representative. The voluntary inquiry must be followed
   15  by both written and verbal statements in a language understood
   16  by the patient or the patient’s representative that the response
   17  will not affect the patient’s care or result in a report of the
   18  patient’s immigration status to immigration authorities.
   19  Hospital representatives need not inquire into a patient’s
   20  immigration status if doing so would be contrary to the American
   21  Medical Association’s Code of Medical Ethics.
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   24  And the title is amended as follows:
   25         Delete line 21
   26  and insert:
   27         include a voluntary inquiry into the patient’s
   28         immigration status on