Florida Senate - 2017 CS for SB 1130 By the Committee on Health Policy; and Senator Bean 588-02414-17 20171130c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the pregnancy support services; 3 creating s. 381.96, F.S.; providing definitions; 4 requiring the Department of Health to contract with a 5 not-for-profit statewide alliance of organizations to 6 provide pregnancy support services through 7 subcontractors; providing duties of the department; 8 providing contract requirements; requiring the 9 contractor to spend a specified percentage of funds on 10 direct client services; requiring the contractor to 11 annually monitor subcontractors; providing for 12 subcontractor background screenings under certain 13 circumstances; specifying the entities eligible for a 14 subcontract; requiring services to be provided in a 15 noncoercive manner and forbidding the inclusion of 16 religious content; providing an effective date. 17 18 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 19 20 Section 1. Section 1. Section 381.96, Florida Statutes, is 21 created to read: 22 381.96 Pregnancy support services.— 23 (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term: 24 (a) “Department” means the Department of Health. 25 (b) “Eligible client” means a pregnant woman or a woman who 26 suspects she is pregnant, and the family of such woman, who 27 voluntarily seeks pregnancy support services. The woman and her 28 family shall continue to be eligible clients for no more than 12 29 months after the birth of the child. 30 (c) “Florida Pregnancy Care Network, Inc.,” or “network” means 31 the not-for-profit statewide alliance of pregnancy support 32 organizations that provide pregnancy support services and 33 wellness services through a comprehensive system of care to 34 women and their families. 35 (d) “Pregnancy support services” means services that 36 promote and encourage childbirth, including, but not limited to: 37 1. Direct client services, such as pregnancy testing, 38 counseling, referral, training, and education for pregnant women 39 and their families. 40 2. Program awareness activities, including a promotional 41 campaign to educate the public about the pregnancy support 42 services offered by the network and a website that provides 43 information on the location of providers in the user’s area, as 44 well as other available community resources. 45 3. Communication activities, including the operation and 46 maintenance of a hotline or call center with a single statewide 47 toll-free number which is available 24 hours a day for an 48 eligible client to obtain the location and contact information 49 for a pregnancy center located in his or her area. 50 (e) “Wellness services” means services or activities 51 intended to maintain and improve health or prevent illness and 52 injury, including, but not limited to, high blood pressure 53 screening, flu vaccinations, anemia testing, thyroid screening, 54 cholesterol screening, diabetes screening, assistance with 55 smoking cessation, and tetanus vaccinations. 56 (2) DEPARTMENT DUTIES.—The department shall contract with 57 the network for the management and delivery of pregnancy support 58 services and wellness services to eligible clients. 59 (3) CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS.—The department contract shall 60 specify the contract deliverables, including financial reports 61 and other reports due to the department, timeframes for 62 achieving contractual obligations, and any other requirements 63 the department determines are necessary, such as staffing and 64 location requirements. The contract shall require the network 65 to: 66 (a) Establish, implement, and monitor a comprehensive 67 system of care through subcontractors to meet the pregnancy 68 support and wellness needs of eligible clients. 69 (b) Establish and manage subcontracts with a sufficient 70 number of providers to ensure the availability of pregnancy 71 support and wellness services for eligible clients, and maintain 72 and manage the delivery of such services throughout the contract 73 period. 74 (c) Spend at least 90 percent of the contract funds on 75 pregnancy support and wellness services. 76 (d) Offer wellness services through vouchers or other 77 appropriate arrangements that allow the purchase of services 78 from qualified health care providers. 79 (e) Require a background screening under s. 943.0542 for 80 all paid staff and volunteers of a subcontractor if such staff 81 or volunteers provide direct client services to an eligible 82 client who is a minor or an elderly person or who has a 83 disability. 84 (f) Annually monitor its subcontractors and specify the 85 sanctions that shall be imposed for noncompliance with the terms 86 of a subcontract. 87 (g) Subcontract only with providers that exclusively 88 promote and support childbirth. 89 (h) Ensure that informational materials provided to an 90 eligible client by a provider are current and accurate and cite 91 the reference source of any medical statement included in such 92 materials. 93 (4) SERVICES.—Services provided pursuant to this section 94 must be provided in a noncoercive manner and may not include any 95 religious content. 96 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.