Florida Senate - 2013 SB 804 By Senator Richter 23-00588-13 2013804__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Department of Elderly Affairs; 3 directing the Office of Program Policy Analysis and 4 Government Accountability to conduct a review and 5 evaluation of the functions of the Department of 6 Elderly Affairs; requiring the office to consult with 7 and obtain the assistance of certain state agencies 8 and to consult with certain stakeholders regarding the 9 review and evaluation; requiring the office to submit 10 a report to the Governor, the Legislature, and the 11 Secretary of Elderly Affairs by a specified date; 12 providing an effective date. 13 14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 15 16 Section 1. Review and evaluation of the Department of 17 Elderly Affairs.— 18 (1) The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government 19 Accountability shall conduct a review and evaluation of the 20 Department of Elderly Affairs established under s. 20.41, 21 Florida Statutes. The review and evaluation shall be 22 comprehensive in its scope and, at a minimum, must: 23 (a) Identify the specific purpose of each office, division, 24 program, and function within the department. 25 (b) Identify funding for and the funding sources of each 26 office, division, program, and function within the department. 27 (c) Determine the impact on the workload of each office, 28 division, program, and function within the department of the 29 expiration on October 1, 2013, of certain Medicaid waiver 30 programs. 31 (d) Determine whether the department may be organized more 32 efficiently and effectively to avoid duplication of activities 33 and ensure that activities are well coordinated, including 34 whether each office, division, program, and its respective 35 functions, mission, goals, and objectives should be revised. 36 (e) Determine whether any department offices, divisions, 37 programs, or functions may be performed more efficiently or 38 effectively by another unit of government. 39 (f) Provide recommendations for the restructuring and 40 relocation of department offices, divisions, programs, and 41 functions. 42 (2) The office shall consult with the Department of Elderly 43 Affairs, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 44 the Department of Financial Services, the Agency for Health Care 45 Administration, the Department of Children and Families, the 46 Department of Health, the Department of Economic Opportunity, 47 and the Justice Administrative Commission. All executive branch 48 agencies are instructed, and all other state agencies are 49 requested, to assist the office in accomplishing the purposes 50 set forth in this section. 51 (3) The office shall consult with interested stakeholders 52 to solicit information and input regarding the review and 53 evaluation of the Department of Elderly Affairs. Consultation 54 with stakeholders may be accomplished through interviews, 55 surveys, or any other manner deemed appropriate by the office. 56 (4) By December 31, 2013, the office shall submit a report 57 of its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the 58 President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of 59 Representatives, the chairs of the appropriations committees and 60 of the appropriate substantive committees of the Senate and the 61 House of Representatives, the Legislative Auditing Committee, 62 and the Secretary of Elderly Affairs. 63 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.