Florida Senate - 2022                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for HB 5
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Comm: UNFAV           .                                
                  02/22/2022           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Pizzo) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 45
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 381.00515, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         381.00515 Hormonal Long-acting Reversible Contraception
    8  Program.—The Hormonal Long-acting Reversible Contraception
    9  (HLARC) Program is established within the Department of Health
   10  to improve the provision of HLARC services to women statewide
   11  and to reduce the number of abortions.
   12         (1)As used in this section, the term:
   13         (a)“Department” means the Department of Health.
   14         (b)“HLARC Program” means the Hormonal Long-Acting
   15  Reversible Contraception Program.
   16         (2)The department shall contract with eligible family
   17  planning providers to implement the HLARC Program throughout
   18  this state. A contract to provide HLARC services must provide
   19  for all of the following:
   20         (a) The provision of hormonal intrauterine devices and
   21  implants to participants.
   22         (b) Training for providers and their staff regarding the
   23  provision of HLARC devices, counseling strategies, and the
   24  management of side effects.
   25         (c) Technical assistance regarding issues such as coding,
   26  billing, pharmacy rules, and clinic management associated with
   27  the increased use of HLARC devices.
   28         (d) General support to expand the capacity of family
   29  planning providers in response to increased demand for HLARC
   30  services.
   31         (e) Marketing and outreach regarding the availability of
   32  HLARC services among other currently available contraceptive
   33  services.
   34         (f) Other services the department considers necessary to
   35  ensure the health and safety of participants who receive HLARC
   36  devices.
   37         (3)The Legislature shall annually appropriate funds from
   38  the General Revenue Fund to the department to operate the HLARC
   39  Program. Funds appropriated pursuant to this subsection may not
   40  supplant or reduce any other appropriation of state funds to
   41  family planning providers or to the department for family
   42  planning services.
   43         (4)The department shall seek grants from federal agencies
   44  and other sources to supplement state funds provided for the
   45  HLARC Program.
   46         (5) By January 1, 2023, and annually thereafter, the
   47  department shall submit a report to the Governor, the President
   48  of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives
   49  on the effectiveness of the HLARC Program. The department shall
   50  publish the report on its website. The report must include, but
   51  need not be limited to, all of the following for the previous
   52  calendar year:
   53         (a) An assessment of the operation of the program,
   54  including any progress made in reducing the number of abortions,
   55  especially among teenagers.
   56         (b) An assessment of the effectiveness of the program in
   57  increasing the availability of HLARC services.
   58         (c) The number and location of family planning providers
   59  that participated in the program.
   60         (d) The number of clients served by participating family
   61  planning providers.
   62         (e) The number of times HLARC services were provided by
   63  participating family providers.
   64         (f) The average cost per client served.
   65         (g) The demographic characteristics of clients served.
   66         (h) The sources and amounts of funding used for the
   67  program.
   68         (i) A description of federal and other grants the
   69  department applied for in order to provide HLARC services,
   70  including the outcomes of the grant applications.
   71         (j) An analysis of the return on investment for the
   72  provision of HLARC services with regard to tax dollars saved in
   73  the provision of health and social services.
   74         (k) A description and analysis of marketing and outreach
   75  activities conducted to promote the availability of HLARC
   76  services.
   77         (l) Recommendations for improving the program.
   78         (6)The department may adopt rules to implement this
   79  section.
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   82  And the title is amended as follows:
   83         Delete line 3
   84  and insert:
   85         mortality; creating s. 381.00515, F.S.; establishing
   86         the Hormonal Long-acting Reversible Contraception
   87         (HLARC) Program within the Department of Health for
   88         specified purposes; defining terms; requiring the
   89         department to contract with eligible family planning
   90         providers to implement the program and provide HLARC
   91         services throughout this state; providing requirements
   92         for such contracts; providing for an annual
   93         appropriation; providing that such appropriations do
   94         not supplant or reduce certain other appropriations;
   95         requiring the department to apply for grants for
   96         additional funding; requiring the department to submit
   97         an annual report to the Governor and the Legislature
   98         by a specified date; requiring the department to
   99         publish the report on its website; providing
  100         requirements for such reports; authorizing the
  101         department to adopt rules; amending s. 381.84, F.S.;
  102         revising the