Florida Senate - 2013                                     SB 548
       By Senator Detert
       28-00524B-13                                           2013548__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Florida Kidcare program;
    3         amending s. 409.814, F.S.; requiring certain children
    4         applying for eligibility for a component of Kidcare to
    5         be offered the opportunity to be made presumptively
    6         eligible for the Kidcare program; providing an
    7         effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (8) of section 409.814, Florida
   12  Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         409.814 Eligibility.—A child who has not reached 19 years
   14  of age whose family income is equal to or below 200 percent of
   15  the federal poverty level is eligible for the Florida Kidcare
   16  program as provided in this section. If an enrolled individual
   17  is determined to be ineligible for coverage, he or she must be
   18  immediately disenrolled from the respective Florida Kidcare
   19  program component.
   20         (8) A child under 19 years of age who applies for
   21  eligibility for any component of the Kidcare program through a
   22  federally qualified health center must be offered the
   23  opportunity, subject to federal rules, to be made presumptively
   24  eligible for the program. When determining or reviewing a
   25  child’s eligibility under the Florida Kidcare program, the
   26  applicant shall be provided with reasonable notice of changes in
   27  eligibility which may affect enrollment in one or more of the
   28  program components. If a transition from one program component
   29  to another is authorized, there must shall be cooperation
   30  between the program components and the affected family which
   31  promotes continuity of health care coverage. Any authorized
   32  transfers must be managed within the program’s overall
   33  appropriated or authorized levels of funding. Each component of
   34  the program must shall establish a reserve to ensure that
   35  transfers between components are will be accomplished within
   36  current year appropriations. These reserves shall be reviewed by
   37  each convening of the Social Services Estimating Conference to
   38  determine the adequacy of such reserves to meet actual
   39  experience.
   40         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.