Florida Senate - 2022 CS for CS for SB 1010 By the Committees on Appropriations; and Health Policy; and Senator Gibson 576-03541-22 20221010c2 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to uterine fibroid research and 3 education; creating s. 381.9312, F.S.; providing 4 definitions; requiring the Department of Health to 5 develop and maintain an electronic database of 6 information related to uterine fibroids; providing a 7 specified purpose for such database; requiring that 8 the database include specified information; requiring 9 health care providers to submit certain information to 10 the department for inclusion in the database; 11 prohibiting the database from including any personal 12 identifying information; requiring the department to 13 develop and include information related to uterine 14 fibroids in certain literature currently made 15 available to the public for a specified purpose; 16 providing appropriations and authorizing a position; 17 providing an effective date. 18 19 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 20 21 Section 1. Section 381.9312, Florida Statutes, is created 22 to read: 23 381.9312 Uterine fibroid research database; education and 24 public awareness.— 25 (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term: 26 (a) “Department” means the Department of Health. 27 (b) “Health care provider” means a physician or physician 28 assistant licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 or an 29 advanced practice registered nurse licensed under chapter 464. 30 (c) “Uterine fibroid” means a noncancerous growth of the 31 uterus that often appears during a woman’s childbearing years. 32 (2) UTERINE FIBROID RESEARCH DATABASE.— 33 (a) The department shall develop and maintain an electronic 34 database consisting of information related to uterine fibroids. 35 The purpose of the database is to encourage research relating to 36 the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids and to ensure 37 that women are provided with the relevant information and health 38 care necessary to prevent and treat uterine fibroids. The 39 database must include, but need not be limited to, all of the 40 following information: 41 1. Incidence and prevalence of women diagnosed with uterine 42 fibroids in this state. 43 2. Demographic attributes of women diagnosed with uterine 44 fibroids in this state. 45 3. Treatments and procedures for uterine fibroids used by 46 health care providers in this state. 47 (b) A health care provider who diagnoses or treats a woman 48 with uterine fibroids shall submit information relating to such 49 diagnosis or treatment to the department in a form and manner 50 prescribed by department rule for inclusion in the database. 51 Such information may be submitted along with any reports or 52 other information that the health care provider is required to 53 submit to the department pursuant to state law. 54 (c) The database may not include any personal identifying 55 information of women diagnosed with or treated for uterine 56 fibroids. 57 (3) UTERINE FIBROID EDUCATION OUTREACH AND PUBLIC 58 AWARENESS.—The department shall develop and include information 59 related to uterine fibroids in its women’s health care 60 educational materials currently made available to the public. 61 The information must include, but need not be limited to, the 62 following: 63 (a) Possible risk factors for developing uterine fibroids. 64 (b) Range of available treatment options that are 65 considered alternatives to hysterectomy. 66 Section 2. For the 2022-2023 fiscal year, the sums of 67 $121,852 in recurring funds and $681,048 in nonrecurring funds 68 from the General Revenue Fund are appropriated to the Department 69 of Health and one full-time equivalent position with associated 70 salary rate of 55,212 is authorized for the purpose of 71 implementing this act. 72 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.