This is a bit beyond the scope now of your original question. But in the interest of explaining to you how legislative processes work, and in this case, determining the meaning behind medical expenses in the Florida scheme, allow me to try.
The Florida legistature does not define each and every word in its statutes and you will find it does not make a legal definition here either. This means we use the common sense meaning of the term.
Perhaps this will clarify for you what I am trying to explain - take a look at the child support statute yourself.
61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support.
8) Health insurance costs resulting from coverage ordered pursuant to s. 61.13(1)(b) [ which I have included below], and any noncovered medical, dental, and prescription medication expenses of the child, shall be added to the basic obligation unless these expenses have been ordered to be separately paid on a percentage basis. After the health insurance costs are added to the basic obligation, any moneys prepaid by a parent for health-related costs for the child or children of this action shall be deducted from that parent's child support obligation for that child or those children.
61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court
(b) Each order for support shall contain a provision for health care coverage for the minor child when the coverage is reasonably available. Coverage is reasonably available if either the obligor or obligee has access at a reasonable rate to a group health plan. The court may require the obligor either to provide health care coverage or to reimburse the obligee for the cost of health care coverage for the minor child when coverage is provided by the obligee. In either event, the court shall apportion the cost of coverage, and any noncovered medical, dental, and prescription medication expenses of the child, to both parties by adding the cost to the basic obligation determined pursuant to s. 61.30(6). The court may order that payment of uncovered medical, dental, and prescription medication expenses of the minor child be made directly to the obligee on a percentage basis.
As you can see, the likely purpose is to leave wide latitude to the court to order as it deems fit.
To further prove this point, here are the definitions that ARE included:
click here and here
You will not find "medical expenses" defined.
Hope the helps clarify.
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