Florida Senate - 2020 CS for SB 46 By the Committee on Health Policy; and Senators Farmer, Book, Berman, Cruz, Rouson, Hooper, Perry, Powell, Braynon, and Rader 588-03474-20 202046c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to eye care for newborns and infants; 3 amending s. 383.14, F.S.; requiring the Department of 4 Health to create and make available electronically a 5 pamphlet with specified information; amending s. 6 383.318, F.S.; requiring birth centers to provide the 7 informational pamphlet to clients during postpartum 8 care; amending s. 395.1053, F.S.; requiring hospitals 9 that provide birthing services to provide the 10 informational pamphlet to parents during postpartum 11 education; creating s. 456.0496, F.S.; requiring 12 certain health care practitioners to ensure that the 13 pamphlet is provided to parents after a planned out 14 of-hospital birth; providing an effective date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Paragraph (i) is added to subsection (3) of 19 section 383.14, Florida Statutes, to read: 20 383.14 Screening for metabolic disorders, other hereditary 21 and congenital disorders, and environmental risk factors.— 22 (3) DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH; POWERS AND DUTIES.—The department 23 shall administer and provide certain services to implement the 24 provisions of this section and shall: 25 (i) Create and make available electronically a pamphlet 26 with information on screening for, and the treatment of, 27 preventable infant and childhood eye and vision disorders, 28 including, but not limited to, retinoblastoma and amblyopia. 29 30 All provisions of this subsection must be coordinated with the 31 provisions and plans established under this chapter, chapter 32 411, and Pub. L. No. 99-457. 33 Section 2. Paragraph (i) is added to subsection (3) of 34 section 383.318, Florida Statutes, to read: 35 383.318 Postpartum care for birth center clients and 36 infants.— 37 (3) The birth center shall provide a postpartum evaluation 38 and followup care that includes all of the following: 39 (i) Provision of the informational pamphlet on infant and 40 childhood eye and vision disorders created by the department 41 pursuant to s. 383.14(3)(i). 42 Section 3. Section 395.1053, Florida Statutes, is amended 43 to read: 44 395.1053 Postpartum education.—A hospital that provides 45 birthing services shall incorporate information on safe sleep 46 practices and the possible causes of Sudden Unexpected Infant 47 Death into the hospital’s postpartum instruction on the care of 48 newborns and provide to each parent the informational pamphlet 49 on infant and childhood eye and vision disorders created by the 50 department pursuant to s. 383.14(3)(i). 51 Section 4. Section 456.0496, Florida Statutes, is created 52 to read: 53 456.0496 Provision of information to parents during planned 54 out-of-hospital births.—A health care practitioner who attends 55 an out-of-hospital birth must ensure that the informational 56 pamphlet on infant and childhood eye and vision disorders 57 created by the department pursuant to s. 383.14(3)(i) is 58 provided to each parent after such a birth. 59 Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.