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.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.