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: **Verified Totals are UNOFFICIAL until the Initiative receives certification and a ballot number.
 Required for review by Attorney General: 67,683 
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 676,811 
 Signatures expired (more than 4 years old): 300,031 
 ** Number currently valid: 44,193 
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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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