Bill Text: FL H0319 | 2010 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Medical Expenses/Inmates/County or Municipality

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Failed) 2010-04-30 - Died in Committee on Public Safety & Domestic Security Policy (CCJP) [H0319 Detail]

Download: Florida-2010-H0319-Introduced.html
HB 319
A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to medical expenses of inmates paid by a
3county or municipality; amending s. 901.35, F.S.;
4requiring that payments made by a county or municipality
5to a provider for certain services for an arrested person
6be made at the state's Medicaid rate; providing an
7effective date.
9Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 901.35, Florida
12Statutes, is amended to read:
13 901.35 Financial responsibility for medical expenses.--
14 (2) Upon a showing that reimbursement from the sources
15listed in subsection (1) is not available, the costs of medical
16care, treatment, hospitalization, and transportation shall be
18 (a) From the general fund of the county in which the
19person was arrested, if the arrest was for violation of a state
20law or county ordinance; or
21 (b) From the municipal general fund, if the arrest was for
22violation of a municipal ordinance.
24The responsibility of a county or municipality to pay for
25payment of such medical costs shall exist only until such time
26as an arrested person is released from the custody of the
27arresting agency. Absent a formal written agreement between a
28county or municipality and a provider, any payments made by the
29county or municipality under this section to the provider for
30medical care, treatment, hospitalization, and transportation of
31an arrested person shall be made at the state's Medicaid rate
32for such services.
33 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.
CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.