Emergency Medical Air Transportation Services (Watch)

Emergency Medical Air Transportation Services (Watch)

HB 133 (Watson) and SB 98 (Stewart) establish the Transportation Act Account within the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund (EMSTF) and direct the Emergency Medical Air Account to be used to generate federal matching funds to increase reimbursement payments made by providers to the Florida Medicaid program. The bills also add $1 to the fines associated with certain noncriminal and criminal offenses and require cities and counties to transfer any moneys collected under this account to the EMSTF on a quarterly basis. (Cook)