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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title V
Chapter 29
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F.S. 29.019
29.019 Billings rendered for pre-July 1, 2004, services.Billings submitted for payment of due process services, including, but not limited to, court reporter services, court interpreter services, expert witness services, mental health evaluations, and court-appointed counsel services must be paid by the counties if the services were rendered before July 1, 2004. Counties must also pay for the entire cost of any flat-fee-per-case payment pursuant to a contract or professional services agreement with court-appointed counsel for appointments made before July 1, 2004, regardless of whether work on the case is actually concluded prior to July 1, 2004. Except for flat-fee contracts with court-appointed counsel, billings for services on any case that commenced prior to July 1, 2004, but continues past July 1, 2004, must be submitted with an itemized listing of payment due for services rendered before July 1, 2004, and on or after July 1, 2004. The county shall pay the portion of the bill for services rendered before July 1, 2004, and provide a copy of the itemized bill to the Justice Administrative Commission or the Office of the State Courts Administrator as appropriate for payment of the portion of the bill for services provided on or after July 1, 2004.
History.s. 97, ch. 2004-265.