In these consolidated cases, private hospitals in Sarasota County challenged the county’s refusal to reimburse them for care provided to indigent residents under a special state law that deals with indigent health care in Sarasota County only. The county argued that the provision of the statute relating to private hospitals is unconstitutional. The trial court agreed with the county, ruling that provision of the challenged state law unconstitutional. The Second District Court of Appeal upheld the trial court. This appeal followed.

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Joyce Shaw, et al., v Mark Hunter, Sheriff, etc., et al., SC16-118

Harrel Braddy v. State & Harrel Braddy v. Julie L. Jones, etc., SC15-404 & SC16-481

Barbara J. Pariente C. Alan Lawson Charles T. Canady David Wallace Florida Supreme Court Geoffrey Smith Jorge Labarga Peggy A. Quince R. Fred Lewis Raoul Cantero Ricky Polston