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Physician Shall Charge the Same Fee for the Same Health Care Service to Every Patient
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Reference:
Article X, Section 22

Summary:
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Current law allows a physician to charge different prices for the same health care provided to different patients. This amendment would require a physician to charge the same fee for the same health care service, procedure or treatment. Requires lowest fee which physician has agreed to accept. Doesn't limit physician's ability to provide free services. A patient may review the physician's fee and similar information before, during or after the health care is provided.

Sponsor:
Floridians for Patient Protection
218 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301-
(850) 877-0450
  Contact: Debra Henley, Chairperson

Signatures:
Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 67,683 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 676,811 
Signatures expired prior to ballot position (Signatures expire after two years, but will not expire once ballot position is made): 300,031 
Statewide total currently valid: 44,193*
Congressional district totals needed for judicial and economic reviews and ballot placement, with currently valid signatures: View by District by County
*Statewide and congressional district totals for ballot position are NOT OFFICAL until an initiative petition is certified to have made ballot. Once an initiative petition is certified for ballot position, total currently valid may exceed the official totals at time of certification. For status on ballot position, see Status Table below.
 
Two signature thresholds must first be met for ballot position: 1) statewide total [8 percent of the votes cast in the last presidential election], and 2) Congressional District signature totals in at least 14 of Florida's 27 Congressional Districts [8 percent of the votes cast in each Congressional District in the last presidential election]. See section 3, Article XI, Fla. Const., section 100.371, Fla. Stat.
 
A Congressional District may consist of one or more counties and a county may be part of more than one congressional district. To find out the signature threshold required in each Congressional District for review and ballot position, the current number of verified signatures in each Congressional District by county, and how many Congressional Districts may have met or exceeded signature thresholds, click the link above titled "View by District by County".

Status: Closed
Approval Date: 10/31/2003 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 04/22/2004 
Attorney General: 04/23/2004 
Sent to Supreme Court: 05/11/2004 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 07/15/2004 
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2010 




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