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File Number: 092628
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File Number: 092628 File Type: Ordinance Status: Public Hearing
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: AMEND 4-7 AMBULANCES & MEDICAL TRANSPORTATIN VEHCILES RATES Introduced: 9/23/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 7
Notes: 6 WKS/4WKS REQUIRED - see 100073 Title: ORDINANCE RELATING TO AMBULANCES AND MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES; AMENDING SECTION 4-7 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE THAT RATES CHARGED BY MUNICIPAL GROUND AMBULANCE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY CITY COMMISSION; PROVIDING THAT APPROVED RATES BECOME EFFECTIVE WHEN FILED WITH CONSUMER SERVICES DEPARTMENT WITHIN SPECIFIED TIME PERIOD; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: AMBULANCE REGULATIONS
  AMBULANCE SERVICES
  AMENDING CODE
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Government Operations Committee
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Government Operations Committee 12/8/2009 3A Amended
REPORT: (See 3A Amended. Legislative File # 100073)

Board of County Commissioners 10/14/2009 Municipalities notified of public hearing Government Operations Committee 12/8/2009 10/6/2009

Board of County Commissioners 10/6/2009 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Government Operations Committee 12/8/2009

Board of County Commissioners 10/6/2009 4E Adopted on first reading 12/8/2009 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for public hearing before the Government Operations Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.

County Attorney 9/23/2009 Referred Government Operations Committee 12/8/2009

County Attorney 9/23/2009 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE RELATING TO AMBULANCES AND MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES; AMENDING SECTION 4-7 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE THAT RATES CHARGED BY MUNICIPAL GROUND AMBULANCE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY CITY COMMISSION; PROVIDING THAT APPROVED RATES BECOME EFFECTIVE WHEN FILED WITH CONSUMER SERVICES DEPARTMENT WITHIN SPECIFIED TIME PERIOD; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Chapter 4, Article I of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows: 1
CHAPTER 4
AMBULANCES AND MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES
ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL

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Sec. 4-7. Rates.

(a) Rates to be charged. It shall be unlawful for any certificate holder to charge, demand, request, or accept any fare other than the rates established pursuant to this ordinance except as may be provided by: (1) Federal law; (2) a countywide emergency and non-emergency ambulance service and non-emergency medical transportation vehicle service contract between one or more private ambulance providers and Miami-Dade County; or, (3) by resolution adopted by the Board approving a lower uniform rate to provide private inter-facility transfer of indigent or Medicaid patients to or from a state-designated and licensed rural hospital, as specified in Section 395.602(2)(e)4, Florida Statutes, where said rate has been negotiated by the hospital and a private certificate holder. Rates established by this chapter shall be applicable throughout Miami-Dade County, both in the incorporated and unincorporated areas, without regard to any municipal boundaries. Every ambulance shall have posted in a conspicuous place, readily visible to the occupants, a schedule showing all authorized rates.

(b) Ambulance and air ambulance rates. All ambulance and air ambulance rates shall be established by the commission after public hearing. The manager shall investigate all requests for rate changes and prepare a report for the commission's consideration.

(c) Private ground ambulance rates. All private ground ambulance rates shall be uniform among all certificate holders, except as provided in Section 4-7(a).

>>(d) Ambulance Rates Charged by Municipalities. Notwithstanding the foregoing, all ambulance rates charged by a municipality in Miami-Dade County shall be established by resolution adopted by each city commission after a public hearing. Ambulance rates charged by municipalities shall not be subject to approval by the Board of County Commissioners. Each municipality which adopts a resolution establishing a schedule of ambulance rates shall provide the Miami-Dade County Consumer Services Department with a copy of the resolution approving any rate change as well as the schedule of rates within thirty (30) days after the adoption of the resolution authorizing the rate change. Rate changes adopted by municipalities after the effective date of this ordinance shall only become effective when filed with the Consumer Services Department as provided for in the preceding sentence. Every ambulance shall have posted in a conspicuous place, readily visible to the occupants, a schedule showing all authorized rates.<<


Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.
Section 4. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.

1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.



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