154.31 Obligation of participating hospital or regional referral hospital.—As a condition of participation, each participating hospital or regional referral hospital in Florida shall be obligated to admit for emergency treatment all Florida residents, without regard to county of residence, who meet the eligibility standards established pursuant to s. 154.308 and who meet the medical standards for admission to such institutions. If the agency determines that a participating hospital or a regional referral hospital has failed to meet the requirements of this section, the agency may impose an administrative fine, not to exceed $5,000 per incident, and suspend the hospital from eligibility for reimbursement under this part.
History.—s. 7, ch. 77-455; s. 12, ch. 88-294; s. 5, ch. 91-173; s. 8, ch. 98-191.