Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 1, by striking lines 31-36 and inserting:
/ (1) 'provider'
(a) an individual, firm, corporation, association, institution, or other legal entity which is provided, or is approved to provide, medical assistance to a recipient pursuant to the State Medical Assistance Plan and consistent with Title XIX of the Social Security Act-Medical Assistance, also know as Medicaid; and
a person who provides goods, services, or assistance and who is entitled or claims to be entitled to receive reimbursement, payment, or benefits under the state's Medicaid program. "Provider" also includes a person acting as an employee, representative, or agent of the provider.
(b) a person who acts as an employee, representative, or agent of the provider. /
Amend the bill further, page 4, by striking lines 16-19 and inserting:
/ SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor, except that any provider with an offense committed between July 14, 1994, and the effective date of this act who is found in violation after the effective date of this act is considered for penalty purposes an offense pursuant to Section 43-7-60(D)(2), as added by this act. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.