Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1130 Ì698954ZÎ698954 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (Book) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 95 and 96 4 insert: 5 Section 2. (1) The Office of Program Policy Analysis and 6 Government Accountability (OPPAGA) shall conduct a study of the 7 pregnancy support services program to evaluate the effectiveness 8 and cost efficiency of the program and provide recommendations 9 on whether the program should be continued or eliminated. The 10 report must include information about the Florida Pregnancy Care 11 Network, its affiliated pregnancy support and resource 12 organizations, and any other subcontractors to whom state funds 13 are expended for pregnancy support services. The report must 14 also include the total amount of state funds appropriated and 15 expended by fiscal year for the pregnancy support services 16 program since its inception. 17 (2) As part of the study, OPPAGA must assess the 18 effectiveness of the Department of Health’s financial and 19 administrative oversight and monitoring of the network. 20 (3) As part of determining the effectiveness of the 21 program, the study must include, but need not be limited to, 22 gathering information pertaining to: 23 (a) The use of state funding by the department, the 24 network, and subcontractors, and how expenditures are tracked 25 and accounted for through items such as financial statements or 26 expenditure reports. 27 (b) The percentage of funding used for: 28 1. Direct client services, including the average amount of 29 a voucher provided to eligible clients for services; 30 2. Wellness services; 31 3. Program awareness activities; and 32 4. Communication activities. 33 (c) The performance and outcome measures used by the 34 department and the network to ensure quality of care, client 35 satisfaction, and positive health outcomes for eligible clients, 36 including the most recent results. 37 (d) The methods used by the department and the network to 38 ensure that eligible clients receive accurate medical 39 information. 40 (e) The methods used by the department and the network to 41 resolve complaints and grievances, including information about 42 the number of complaints and grievances received and their 43 disposition. 44 (f) Network adequacy standards used to ensure the 45 availability of pregnancy support and wellness services for 46 eligible clients. 47 (g) Fraud and abuse measures implemented by the department 48 and the network to ensure program accountability and to prevent 49 waste of state funds. 50 (h) For the most recently completed fiscal year, if a 51 corrective action plan or sanction was imposed on the network or 52 its subcontractors, a description, the outcome, and the amount 53 of monetary fines or penalties, if any. 54 (i) The controls used by the department to ensure that 55 services provided by the network and its subcontractors are 56 provided in a noncoercive manner and do not include any 57 religious content. Such services may include client interviews 58 or surveys. 59 (j) The educational and medical qualifications of the 60 network’s staff or the staff of the subcontractors who interact 61 with eligible clients. 62 (k) Citations of any medical statements included in 63 informational materials provided by the network or its 64 subcontractors to an eligible client. 65 (l) Information about the ownership of each subcontractor 66 and any financial or ownership interests with providers who 67 receive vouchers to provide services to eligible clients. 68 (m) Other audits, evaluative reports, or information 69 pertaining to the pregnancy support services program to ensure 70 the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective services to 71 eligible clients. 72 (4) If OPPAGA recommends program continuation, it shall 73 include recommendations for program improvement and methods to 74 ensure that eligible clients have access to the full range of 75 referral information to make reproductive health decisions. 76 (5) OPPAGA shall submit a report with its findings and 77 recommendations to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of 78 the House of Representatives, and the standing legislative 79 committees that have substantive jurisdiction over health care 80 services by January 1, 2018. 81 82 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 83 And the title is amended as follows: 84 Delete line 16 85 and insert: 86 religious content; requiring the Office of Program 87 Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to 88 conduct a study to evaluate the effectiveness and cost 89 efficiency of the pregnancy support services program 90 and provide recommendations on whether the program 91 should be continued; providing criteria to be included 92 in the study and in a report; requiring the report to 93 be submitted to the Legislature by a specified date; 94 providing an effective date.