On May 8, 2012, Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) issued a memorandum in an attempt to clarify the potential “gap” in the licensing requirements under Florida’s amended PIP law, Florida Statute 627.736.
The three page memorandum finds that entities that meet the exemption standards of Florida Statute 627.736(5)(h) do not need to obtain licenses to comply with the apparent licensing requirements under the July 1, 2012 amendment to the PIP statute.
Stuart Williams, General Counsel of AHCA, concludes in the memorandum:
Consonant with applicable rules of statutory construction, the Agency believes that the Act applies the same effective date of January 1, 2013 to both the new licensure requirement and the 5(h) exemption.
The full AHCA memorandum is available here.