Florida Senate - 2019 PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Bill No. SB 410 Ì808586UÎ808586 576-04434-19 Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations (Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services) 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to a long-acting reversible 3 contraception pilot program; creating s. 381.00515, 4 F.S.; requiring the Department of Health to establish 5 a long-acting reversible contraception pilot program 6 in Duval, Hillsborough, and Palm Beach Counties; 7 providing the purpose of the pilot program; requiring 8 the department to contract with family planning 9 providers to implement the pilot program; requiring 10 such contracts to include specified provisions; 11 requiring the department to apply for grants for 12 additional funding; requiring the department to submit 13 a report to the Governor and the Legislature by a 14 specified date; requiring the department to publish 15 the report on its website; specifying requirements for 16 the report; establishing that implementation of the 17 pilot program is subject to an appropriation; 18 providing an effective date. 19 20 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 21 22 Section 1. Section 381.00515, Florida Statutes, is created 23 to read: 24 381.00515 Long-acting reversible contraception pilot 25 program.— 26 (1) The Department of Health shall establish a long-acting 27 reversible contraception (LARC) pilot program in Duval, 28 Hillsborough, and Palm Beach Counties. The purpose of the pilot 29 program is to improve the provision of LARC services to women 30 residing in the pilot program counties. The department shall 31 contract for LARC services with eligible family planning 32 providers to implement the pilot program in each of the three 33 counties. Each contract must provide for all of the following: 34 (a) The provision of LARC services, including the 35 administration of implants, injections, and intrauterine devices 36 to participants. 37 (b) The training of provider staff regarding the provision 38 of LARC services, counseling strategies, and the management of 39 side effects. 40 (c) Technical assistance to providers regarding issues such 41 as coding, billing, pharmacy rules, and clinic management 42 necessitated by the increased use of LARC services. 43 (d) General support to providers to expand their service 44 capacity. 45 (e) Marketing and community outreach regarding the 46 availability of LARC services and other currently available 47 contraceptive services. 48 (f) Other services that the department considers necessary 49 to ensure the health and safety of women who receive LARC 50 services. 51 (2) The department shall apply for grants from federal 52 agencies and other sources to supplement state funds provided 53 for the pilot program. 54 (3) By January 1, 2021, the department shall submit a 55 report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the 56 Speaker of the House of Representatives on the effectiveness of 57 the pilot program. The department shall publish the report on 58 its website. The report must include, but need not be limited 59 to: 60 (a) An assessment of the operation of the pilot program, 61 including any progress made in reducing the number of unintended 62 pregnancies and subsequent births, especially among teenagers. 63 (b) An assessment of the effectiveness of the pilot program 64 in increasing the availability of LARC services. 65 (c) The number and location of family planning providers 66 that participated in the pilot program. 67 (d) The number of clients served by participating family 68 planning providers. 69 (e) The number of times LARC services were provided by 70 participating family planning providers. 71 (f) The average cost per client served. 72 (g) The demographic characteristics of clients served. 73 (h) The sources and amounts of funding used for the pilot 74 program. 75 (i) A description of federal grants the department applied 76 for in order to provide LARC services, including the outcomes of 77 the grant applications. 78 (j) An analysis of the return on investment associated with 79 the provision of LARC services with regard to tax dollars saved 80 on health and social services. 81 (k) A description and analysis of marketing and outreach 82 activities conducted to promote the availability of LARC 83 services. 84 (l) Recommendations for improving the pilot program. 85 (4) Implementation of the pilot program is subject to a 86 legislative appropriation. 87 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.