Florida Senate - 2019 SB 410 By Senator Berman 31-00481B-19 2019410__ 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; providing an appropriation; requiring the 17 department to distribute appropriated funds equally 18 among the participating counties; providing an 19 effective date. 20 21 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 22 23 Section 1. Section 381.00515, Florida Statutes, is created 24 to read: 25 381.00515 Long-acting reversible contraception pilot 26 program.— 27 (1) The Department of Health shall establish a long-acting 28 reversible contraception (LARC) pilot program in Duval, 29 Hillsborough, and Palm Beach Counties. The purpose of the pilot 30 program is to improve the provision of LARC services to women 31 residing in the pilot program counties. The department shall 32 contract for LARC services with eligible family planning 33 providers to implement the pilot program in each of the three 34 counties. Each contract must provide for all of the following: 35 (a) The provision of LARC services, including the 36 administration of implants, injections, and intrauterine devices 37 to participants. 38 (b) The training of provider staff regarding the provision 39 of LARC services, counseling strategies, and the management of 40 side effects. 41 (c) Technical assistance to providers regarding issues such 42 as coding, billing, pharmacy rules, and clinic management 43 necessitated by the increased use of LARC services. 44 (d) General support to providers to expand their service 45 capacity. 46 (e) Marketing and community outreach regarding the 47 availability of LARC services and other currently available 48 contraceptive services. 49 (f) Other services that the department considers necessary 50 to ensure the health and safety of women who receive LARC 51 services. 52 (2) The department shall apply for grants from federal 53 agencies and other sources to supplement state funds provided 54 for the pilot program. 55 (3) By January 1, 2021, the department shall submit a 56 report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the 57 Speaker of the House of Representatives on the effectiveness of 58 the pilot program. The department shall publish the report on 59 its website. The report must include, but need not be limited 60 to: 61 (a) An assessment of the operation of the pilot program, 62 including any progress made in reducing the number of unintended 63 pregnancies and subsequent births, especially among teenagers. 64 (b) An assessment of the effectiveness of the pilot program 65 in increasing the availability of LARC services. 66 (c) The number and location of family planning providers 67 that participated in the pilot program. 68 (d) The number of clients served by participating family 69 planning providers. 70 (e) The number of times LARC services were provided by 71 participating family planning providers. 72 (f) The average cost per client served. 73 (g) The demographic characteristics of clients served. 74 (h) The sources and amounts of funding used for the pilot 75 program. 76 (i) A description of federal grants the department applied 77 for in order to provide LARC services, including the outcomes of 78 the grant applications. 79 (j) An analysis of the return on investment associated with 80 the provision of LARC services with regard to tax dollars saved 81 on health and social services. 82 (k) A description and analysis of marketing and outreach 83 activities conducted to promote the availability of LARC 84 services. 85 (l) Recommendations for improving the pilot program. 86 Section 2. For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the sum of 87 $100,000 in nonrecurring funds is appropriated from the General 88 Revenue Fund to the Department of Health for the purpose of 89 implementing this act. The department shall distribute the funds 90 equally among the three counties participating in the pilot 91 program. These funds may not be used to supplant or reduce any 92 other appropriation of state funds to family planning providers 93 or to the department for family planning services. 94 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.