Fla. High Court Upholds County Hospital Reimbursement Law

Law360, New York (July 6, 2017, 6:54 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a special act requiring Sarasota County to reimburse both private and public medical centers for care given to impoverished patients, ruling that it does not grant a privilege to private institutions because it applies equally to all hospitals in the county.

In a 5-2 decision, the court said the special act, passed by the state Legislature in 1959, is constitutional because it applies to both private and public hospitals alike in Sarasota County.

The court cited its 2008 decision in Lawnwood Medical Center Inc. v. Seeger, in which the court struck down a special...

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