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.
   21  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   23         Section 1. Section 381.00515, Florida Statutes, is created
   24  to read:
   25         381.00515Long-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.