Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 108
       By Senator Campbell
       38-00159-18                                            2018108__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Florida Kidcare program;
    3         establishing the Kidcare Operational Efficiency and
    4         Health Care Improvement Workgroup as a task force
    5         administratively housed in the Department of Health to
    6         maximize the return on investment and enhance the
    7         operational efficiencies of the Florida Kidcare
    8         program; providing for duties and membership of the
    9         workgroup; requiring a report to the Governor and
   10         Legislature by a specified date; providing for
   11         expiration of the workgroup; providing an effective
   12         date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Kidcare Operational Efficiency and Health Care
   17  Improvement Workgroup.—The Kidcare Operational Efficiency and
   18  Health Care Improvement Workgroup, a task force as defined in s.
   19  20.03, Florida Statutes, is established to maximize the return
   20  on investment and streamline and enhance the operational
   21  efficiencies of the Florida Kidcare program to provide improved
   22  health care services to children. The workgroup shall be
   23  administratively housed in the Department of Health. Members of
   24  the workgroup shall serve on a voluntary basis.
   25         (1)The workgroup shall be convened and staffed by the
   26  Florida Healthy Kids Corporation and shall consist of the
   27  following members:
   28         (a)The President of the Florida Chapter of the American
   29  Academy of Pediatrics or his or her designee.
   30         (b)The State Health Officer or his or her designee.
   31         (c)The Secretary of Health Care Administration or his or
   32  her designee, who must have a background in children’s health
   33  policy.
   34         (d)The assistant secretary for child welfare of the
   35  Department of Children and Families or his or her designee.
   36         (e)A representative of directors of the Florida Healthy
   37  Kids Corporation.
   38         (f)A representative of the Florida Association of
   39  Children’s Hospitals, Inc.
   40         (g)A representative of the Florida Covering Kids and
   41  Families Coalition.
   42         (h)A representative of the Florida Association of Health
   43  Plans.
   44         (i)A representative of the Florida Children’s Council with
   45  a background in children’s health policy.
   46         (j) A representative of the Florida Dental Association.
   47         (k)The Director of Children’s Medical Services or his or
   48  her designee.
   49         (l)A parent of a child enrolled in the Florida Kidcare
   50  program.
   51         (2)The workgroup shall:
   52         (a)Examine successful and innovative models to provide
   53  improved value and health care outcomes.
   54         (b)Develop recommendations to streamline and unify the
   55  program to provide greater operational efficiencies, including
   56  recommendations for a single benefits package, a single set of
   57  performance measures, and a single third-party administrator.
   58         (c)Provide any necessary transition plans.
   59         (d)Provide recommendations regarding federal waivers for
   60  children’s health care to the Agency for Health Care
   61  Administration, which shall obtain specific legislative
   62  authorization before seeking, applying for, accepting, or
   63  renewing any federal waiver.
   64         (3)The workgroup shall submit a report on its findings and
   65  recommendations for streamlining the Florida Kidcare program to
   66  the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of
   67  the House of Representatives by December 31, 2018.
   68         (4)This section expires December 31, 2018.
   69         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.