Florida Senate - 2014                              CS for SB 694
       By the Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability;
       and Senators Garcia and Flores
       585-02563-14                                           2014694c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Diabetes Advisory Council;
    3         amending s. 385.203, F.S.; requiring the council, in
    4         conjunction with the Department of Health, the Agency
    5         for Health Care Administration, and the Department of
    6         Management Services, to develop plans to manage,
    7         treat, and prevent diabetes; requiring a report to the
    8         Governor and Legislature; providing for contents of
    9         the report; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Present paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of
   14  section 385.203, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as paragraph
   15  (d), and a new paragraph (c) is added to that subsection, to
   16  read:
   17         385.203 Diabetes Advisory Council; creation; function;
   18  membership.—
   19         (1) To guide a statewide comprehensive approach to diabetes
   20  prevention, diagnosis, education, care, treatment, impact, and
   21  costs thereof, there is created a Diabetes Advisory Council that
   22  serves as the advisory unit to the Department of Health, other
   23  governmental agencies, professional and other organizations, and
   24  the general public. The council shall:
   25         (c) In conjunction with the department, the Agency for
   26  Health Care Administration, and the Department of Management
   27  Services, submit by January 10 of each odd-numbered year to the
   28  Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the
   29  House of Representatives a report containing the following
   30  information:
   31         1. The public health consequences and financial impact on
   32  the state from all types of diabetes and resulting health
   33  complications, including the number of persons with diabetes
   34  covered by Medicaid, the number of persons with diabetes who are
   35  insured by the Division of State Group Insurance, and the number
   36  of persons with diabetes who are impacted by state agency
   37  diabetes programs and activities.
   38         2. A description and an assessment of the effectiveness of
   39  the diabetes programs and activities implemented by each state
   40  agency, the amount and source of funding for such programs and
   41  activities, and the cost savings realized as a result of the
   42  implementation of such programs and activities.
   43         3. A description of the coordination among state agencies
   44  of programs, activities, and communications designed to manage,
   45  treat, and prevent all types of diabetes.
   46         4. The development of and revisions to a detailed action
   47  plan for reducing and controlling the number of new cases of
   48  diabetes and identification of proposed action steps to reduce
   49  the impact of all types of diabetes, identification of expected
   50  outcomes if the plan is implemented, and establishment of
   51  benchmarks for preventing and controlling diabetes.
   52         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.