Child Health Care: Current Legislation

HB 0003 Relating to Child Safety Devices in Motor Vehicles Slosberg
Child Safety Devices in Motor Vehicles: Provides child restraint requirements for children of specified ages who are less than specified height. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
12/4/2012 HOUSE Filed
1/11/2013 HOUSE Referred to Transportation & Highway Safety Subcommittee; Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee; Economic Affairs Committee
1/11/2013 HOUSE Now in Transportation & Highway Safety Subcommittee
SB 0056 Relating to Infant Death Hays
Infant Death; Revising the education and orientation requirements for birth centers and their families to incorporate safe sleep practices and causes of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death; revising legislative findings and intent with respect to the sudden unexpected death of an infant under a specified age; defining the term “Sudden Unexpected Infant Death”; revising provisions relating to training requirements for first responders; revising requirements relating to autopsies performed by medical examiners, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/17/2013 HOUSE Substituted for HB 0083; Read Second Time
4/18/2013 HOUSE Read Third Time; Amendment Adopted (924119); Passed (Vote: 115 Yeas / 0 Nays)
4/23/2013 SENATE In returning messages
SB 0066 Relating to Child Safety Devices in Motor Vehicles Altman
Child Safety Devices in Motor Vehicles; Providing child restraint requirements for children age 7 years or younger who are less than a specified height; requiring that a law enforcement officer issue a warning and give educational literature to an operator of a motor vehicle during the grace period, under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2013.
11/26/2012 SENATE Filed
12/5/2012 SENATE Referred to Transportation; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations
HB 0081 Relating to Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease Pigman
Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Provides requirements for screening newborns for critical congenital heart disease; requires that physician, midwife, or other person attending newborn maintain record if screening has not been performed & attach written objection signed by parent or guardian; requires that each hospital & each licensed birth center designate lead physician & licensed health care provider, respectively, to provide programmatic oversight for screening; requires that screening for critical congenital heart disease be conducted on all newborns in hospitals & birth centers in state; authorizes DOH to adopt rules to administer screening program. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/2/2013 HOUSE Filed
1/11/2013 HOUSE Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
1/11/2013 HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee
HB 0083 Relating to Infant Death Santiago
Infant Death: Revises education, orientation, & postpartum care requirements for birth center clients to include certain instruction; revises legislative findings & intent with respect to sudden unexpected death of infant under specified age; defines “Sudden Unexpected Infant Death”; revises requirements relating to autopsies performed by medical examiners; requires Medical Examiners Commission to develop protocol for medicolegal investigation of SUID; requires hospital that provides birthing services to incorporate certain information into postpartum instruction on care of newborns. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/28/2013 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/15/2013 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar for 04/17/13
4/17/2013 HOUSE Read Second Time; Substituted for SB 0056; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0056
SB 0124 Relating to Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease Ring
Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease; Requiring the Department of Health to adopt and enforce rules that require ambulatory surgical centers, hospitals, and birth centers in this state to conduct screening for critical congenital heart defects in all newborns by using certain technologies, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/4/2013 SENATE On Committee agenda – Banking and Insurance, 03/07/13, 8:00 am, 110 S
3/7/2013 SENATE Favorable by Banking and Insurance; 11 Yeas, 0 Nays
3/7/2013 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
SB 0128 Relating to Autism Ring
Autism; Requiring that a physician refer a minor to an appropriate specialist for screening for autism spectrum disorder under certain circumstances; requiring that certain insurers and health maintenance organizations provide direct patient access to an appropriate specialist for screening for or evaluation or diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder; requiring that certain insurance policies and health maintenance organization contracts provide a minimum number of visits per year for screening for or evaluation or diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
12/19/2012 SENATE Filed
1/4/2013 SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
SB 0142 Relating to Intellectual Disabilities Altman
Intellectual Disabilities; Substituting the Arc of Florida for the Association for Retarded Citizens for purposes of certain proceedings relating to children; substituting the term “intellectual disability” for the term “mental retardation”; clarifying in specified provisions that the meaning of the terms “intellectual disability” or “intellectually disabled” is the same as the meaning of the terms “mental retardation,” “retarded,” and “mentally retarded” for purposes of matters relating to the criminal laws and court rules, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/26/2013 HOUSE Referred to Calendar
4/26/2013 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar for 04/29/13
4/29/2013 HOUSE Substituted for HB 1119; Read Second Time
SB 0150 Relating to Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students Altman
Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students; Requiring that a student’s language and communication needs, including certain opportunities, be considered in the development of an individual education plan for a deaf or hard-of-hearing student; requiring the Department of Education to develop a model communication plan to be used in the development of an individual education plan for deaf or hard-of-hearing students; requiring the department to disseminate the model communication plan to each school district and provide technical assistance, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/25/2013 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C2) Filed
4/25/2013 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/25/2013 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar for April 29, 2013
HB 0291 Relating to Use, Prevention, & Reduction of Seclusion & Restraint on Students with Disabilities in Public Schools Edwards
Use, Prevention, & Reduction of Seclusion & Restraint on Students with Disabilities in Public Schools: Requires that manual physical restraint be used on student with disability only in emergency when there is imminent risk of serious injury or death to student or others; requires that school provide medical evaluation after student is manually physically restrained; prohibits school personnel from placing student in seclusion; requires that school personnel be trained & certified in use of manual physical restraint; requires that school district develop policies relating to use of restraint. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/18/2013 HOUSE Filed
1/30/2013 HOUSE Referred to K-12 Subcommittee; Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee
1/30/2013 HOUSE Now in K-12 Subcommittee
SB 0312 Relating to Family Support Personnel Policies Braynon
Family Support Personnel Policies; Requiring the model rule establishing family support personnel policies to provide for a specified amount of leave for an employee who has a family member with a serious health condition, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/18/2013 SENATE Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations
4/10/2013 SENATE On Committee agenda – Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 04/15/13, 1:00 pm, 37 S
4/15/2013 SENATE Temporarily postponed by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
HB 0313 Relating to Medicaid Dental Services Berman
Medicaid Dental Services: Authorizes AHCA to reimburse health access setting operating as Medicaid provider for dental services under certain conditions. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/18/2013 HOUSE Filed
1/30/2013 HOUSE Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
1/30/2013 HOUSE Now in Health Innovation Subcommittee
HB 0339 Relating to Developmental Disabilities Ahern
Developmental Disabilities: Establishes Developmental Disabilities Savings Program; requires program to provide certain information; provides that program may not be implemented until certain legal opinions are obtained; establishing Developmental Disabilities Savings Program Board to administer program; provides for membership, purpose, powers, & duties of board; requires board to accept certain policies & procedures; provides for expiration of program. Effective Date: July 1, 2013, or upon the date that the federal “Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2013,” S.313/H.R.647, or similar legislation becomes law, whichever occurs later
3/13/2013 HOUSE Favorable with CS by Healthy Families Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 0 Nays
3/15/2013 HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
3/18/2013 HOUSE Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
HB 0429 Relating to Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association Caldwell
Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association: Requires that association administer Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan in manner that promotes & protects health & best interests of children with such injuries; revises board membership; revises process for recommending new directors; authorizes removal of directors; revises powers of directors; provides that board meetings are subject to public meetings law. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/22/2013 HOUSE Filed
1/30/2013 HOUSE Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Government Operations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
1/30/2013 HOUSE Now in Health Innovation Subcommittee
HB 0459 Relating to Autism Rooney
Autism: Requires physician to refer minor to appropriate specialist for screening for autism spectrum disorder; requires insurers & HMOs to provide direct patient access to appropriate specialist for screening for or evaluation or diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder; requires coverage for minimum number of visits per year. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/22/2013 HOUSE Filed
1/30/2013 HOUSE Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Insurance & Banking Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health & Human Services Committee
1/30/2013 HOUSE Now in Health Innovation Subcommittee
HB 0461 Relating to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students Rooney
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students: Requires DOE to develop model communication plan to be used in development of IEP for deaf or hard-of-hearing students; requires DOE to disseminate model to each school district & provide technical assistance. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/4/2013 HOUSE Engrossed Text (E1) Filed
4/11/2013 SENATE In Messages
4/12/2013 SENATE Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
SB 0470 Relating to Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association Altman
Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association; Requiring the association to administer the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan in a manner that promotes and protects the interests of children who have birth-related neurological injuries; authorizing the Governor or the Chief Financial Officer to remove a director from office for specified reasons; providing that meetings of the board of directors are subject to public meetings requirements, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/25/2013 SENATE Filed
2/4/2013 SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations
SB 0472 Relating to Developmental Disabilities Bean
Developmental Disabilities; Citing this act as the “C.V. Clay Ford/Gabriela Poole Developmental Disabilities Savings Plan”; establishing the Developmental Disabilities Savings Program to allow for advance saving for services for children who have developmental disabilities and who will be ineligible for certain services due to age; providing that the program may not be implemented until certain legal opinions are obtained; establishing the Developmental Disabilities Savings Program Board to administer the savings program; providing a sunset clause, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013, or upon the date that the federal “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2013” or “ABLE Act of 2013,” S.313/H.R.647, or similar legislation becomes law, whichever occurs later.
4/1/2013 SENATE Favorable with CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; 9 Yeas, 0 Nays
4/3/2013 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
4/4/2013 SENATE Now in Banking and Insurance
HB 0473 Relating to Surcharge on Cigarettes Waldman
Surcharge on Cigarettes: Increases surcharge rates applicable to packages of cigarettes containing various quantities of cigarettes of specified weights & lengths; establishes separate fee rollback account in specified trust fund; requires specified amounts of surcharge on packages of cigarettes to be deposited in such separate fee rollback account; provides requirements & procedures with respect to Legislature’s anticipated use of such funds exclusively to incrementally roll back certain fee increases previously enacted. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
1/30/2013 HOUSE Referred to Finance & Tax Subcommittee; Business & Professional Regulation Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee
1/30/2013 HOUSE Now in Finance & Tax Subcommittee
2/20/2013 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR’s Revenue Estimating Impact Conference, 02/22/13, 1:45 pm, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)
SB 0488 Relating to Medicaid Dental Services Braynon
Medicaid Dental Services; Authorizing the Agency for Health Care Administration to reimburse a health access setting operating as a Medicaid provider for dental services under certain conditions, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/4/2013 SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
4/11/2013 SENATE On Committee agenda – Health Policy, 04/16/13, 1:30 pm, 412 K
4/16/2013 SENATE Not Considered by Health Policy
SB 0548 Relating to Florida Kidcare Program Detert
Florida Kidcare Program; Requiring certain children applying for eligibility for a component of Kidcare to be offered the opportunity to be made presumptively eligible for the Kidcare program, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/1/2013 SENATE Favorable with CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; 9 Yeas, 0 Nays
4/3/2013 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
4/4/2013 SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
HB 0595 Relating to Family Support Personnel Services Powell
Family Support Personnel Services: Requires model rule establishing family support personnel policies to provide for specified amount of leave for employee who has family member with serious health condition. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/5/2013 HOUSE Filed
2/12/2013 HOUSE Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Rulemaking Oversight & Repeal Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee
2/12/2013 HOUSE Now in Government Operations Subcommittee
SB 0620 Relating to Surcharge on Cigarettes Ring
Surcharge on Cigarettes; Citing this act as the “Youth Smoking Prevention Act”; increasing the surcharge rates applicable to packages of cigarettes containing various quantities of cigarettes of specified weights and lengths; establishing a separate fee rollback account in a specified trust fund; requiring specified amounts of the surcharge on packages of cigarettes to be deposited in such separate fee rollback account; providing requirements and procedures with respect to the Legislature’s anticipated use of such funds exclusively to incrementally roll back certain fee increases previously enacted, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/5/2013 SENATE Filed
2/7/2013 SENATE Referred to Regulated Industries; Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax; Appropriations; Rules
2/20/2013 Bill to be Discussed During the Office of EDR’s Revenue Estimating Impact Conference, 02/22/13, 1:45 pm, 117 K (No Votes Will Be Taken)
HB 0689 Relating to Florida Kidcare Program Harrell
Florida Kidcare Program: Provides presumptive eligibility for Florida Kidcare program for children younger than specified age. Effective Date: January 1, 2014
3/13/2013 HOUSE Favorable with CS by Healthy Families Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 0 Nays
3/15/2013 HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
3/18/2013 HOUSE Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
SB 0704 Relating to Florida Kidcare Program Garcia
Florida Kidcare Program; Repealing a provision relating to eligibility for the Florida Kidcare program; repealing a provision that prohibits certain children who are not qualified aliens from participating in the program, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/7/2013 SENATE Filed
2/13/2013 SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
HB 1119 Relating to Intellectual Disabilities Adkins
Intellectual Disabilities: Substitutes Arc of Florida for Association for Retarded Citizens for purposes of certain proceedings relating to children; substitutes term “intellectual disability” for “mental retardation”; clarifies in specified provisions that meaning of terms “intellectual disability” or “intellectually disabled” is same as meaning of terms “mental retardation,” “retarded,” & “mentally retarded” for purposes of matters relating to criminal laws & court rules. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/9/2013 HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/26/2013 HOUSE Placed on Special Order Calendar for 04/29/13
4/29/2013 HOUSE Read Second Time; Substituted for SB 0142; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 0142
SB 1170 Relating to Use, Prevention, and Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint on Students with Disabilities in Public Schools Flores
Use, Prevention, and Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint on Students with Disabilities in Public Schools; Requiring that manual physical restraint be used only in an emergency when there is an imminent risk of serious injury or death to the student or others; prohibiting the use of manual physical restraint by school personnel who are not certified to use district-approved methods for applying restraint techniques; requiring that each school medically evaluate a student after the student is manually physically restrained; prohibiting school personnel from placing a student in seclusion; providing requirements for the use of time-out, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/25/2013 SENATE Filed
3/1/2013 SENATE Referred to Education; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
SB 1240 Relating to Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Richter
Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing; Requiring health care providers to provide an opportunity for a child’s parent or legal guardian to provide contact information so that he or she may receive information from specified service providers when the hearing loss is identified; requiring the Department of Health to register certain service providers and institutions; allowing a parent or legal guardian to request services from a participating service provider; providing that the level of services received is based on the child’s individualized education program or individual and family service plan, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/20/2013 SENATE Favorable with CS by Health Policy; 8 Yeas, 1 Nay
3/22/2013 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
3/27/2013 SENATE Now in Education
HB 1241 Relating to Appointment of Attorney for Dependent Child with Disabilities Combee
Appointment of Attorney for Dependent Child with Disabilities: Requires attorney for dependent child with disabilities to be appointed in writing; requires that appointment continues in effect until attorney is permitted to withdraw or is discharged by court or until case is terminated; requires that attorney be adequately compensated for his or her service; provides limitation; provides for conditional implementation. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/18/2013 HOUSE Favorable with CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; 12 Yeas, 0 Nays
3/20/2013 HOUSE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
3/21/2013 HOUSE Now in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
SB 1286 Relating to Children And Adults Who Have Extensive Medical Needs Sobel
Children and Adults Who Have Extensive Medical Needs; Creating a specialty license for certain medical facilities that have centers in the facility which specialize in caring for children; providing requirements for an individualized plan of care for each child; requiring employees of a center to receive instruction on the prevention and control of infection, the prevention of accident, and safety awareness; requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to pay Medicaid’s prevailing rate only for bed-hold days if the facility or a children’s specialty care center has an occupancy rate of 95 percent or greater; authorizing the agency to provide home and community-based services for children and adults who are medically fragile, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law.
2/28/2013 SENATE Filed
3/4/2013 SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
HB 1351 Relating to Care of Children in Nursing Home Facilities Davis
Care of Children in Nursing Home Facilities: Requires AHCA, in collaboration with DOH’s Division of Children’s Medical Services, to adopt rules for care of children in Children’s Special Care Centers; provides licensure requirements for such facilities; provides requirements relating to child’s individualized care plan. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/4/2013 HOUSE Filed
3/8/2013 HOUSE Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
3/8/2013 HOUSE Now in Health Innovation Subcommittee
HB 1391 Relating to Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Magar
Children Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing: Requires health care providers to provide opportunity for child’s parent or legal guardian to provide contact information so that he or she may receive information from specified service providers when hearing loss is identified; requires DOH to register certain service providers & institutions; allows parent or legal guardian to request services from participating service provider; provides that level of services received is based on child’s individualized education program or individual & family service plan; provides for eligibility; provides funding formula; requires department to develop standards for participating service providers; authorizes department to adopt rules. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
3/5/2013 HOUSE Filed
3/8/2013 HOUSE Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
3/8/2013 HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee
SB 1468 Relating to Appointment of an Attorney for a Dependent Child with Disabilities Lee (T)
Appointment of an Attorney for a Dependent Child with Disabilities; Requiring an attorney to be appointed in writing; requiring that the appointment continues in effect until the attorney is permitted to withdraw or is discharged by the court or until the case is terminated; requiring that the attorney be adequately compensated for his or her service; providing a limitation; providing for a conditional implementation, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
4/25/2013 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar for 04/26/13
4/26/2013 SENATE Temporarily Postponed on Second Reading
4/26/2013 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
SB 1816 Relating to Health Care Appropriations
Health Care; Revising the components of the Florida Kidcare program; revising the eligibility of the Medikids program component; revising the minimum health benefits coverage under the Florida Kidcare Act; creating the Healthy Florida program; authorizing the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation to contract with certain insurers, managed care organizations, and provider servivce networks; requiring the corporation to oversee the Healthy Florida program and to establish a grievance process and integrity process, etc. APPROPRIATION: $1,297,897,546 Effective Date: Upon becoming a law.
4/25/2013 SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
4/26/2013 SENATE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/26/2013 SENATE Placed on Special Order Calendar for 04/29/13
HB 4023 Relating to Kidcare Diaz (J)
Kidcare: Repeals provision denying eligibility for Title XXI-funded premium assistance for health benefits coverage under Kidcare to child who is an alien. Effective Date: July 1, 2013
2/5/2013 HOUSE Filed
2/12/2013 HOUSE Referred to Healthy Families Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
2/12/2013 HOUSE Now in Healthy Families Subcommittee
HB 9027 Relating to Autism Awareness Month Edwards
Autism Awareness Month: Designates April 2013 as “Autism Awareness Month.” Effective Date: Not Specified
3/27/2013 HOUSE Filed
4/4/2013 HOUSE Adopted by Publication