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2007 Florida Statutes

Section 409.8134, Florida Statutes 2007

409.8134  Program expenditure ceiling.--

(1)  Except for the Medicaid program, a ceiling shall be placed on annual federal and state expenditures for the Florida Kidcare program as provided each year in the General Appropriations Act.

(2)  The Florida Kidcare program may conduct enrollment at any time throughout the year for the purpose of enrolling children eligible for all program components listed in s. 409.813 except Medicaid. The four Florida Kidcare administrators shall work together to ensure that the year-round enrollment period is announced statewide. Eligible children shall be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis using the date the enrollment application is received. Enrollment shall immediately cease when the expenditure ceiling is reached. Year-round enrollment shall only be held if the Social Services Estimating Conference determines that sufficient federal and state funds will be available to finance the increased enrollment through federal fiscal year 2007. Any individual who is not enrolled must reapply by submitting a new application. The application for the Florida Kidcare program shall be valid for a period of 120 days after the date it was received. At the end of the 120-day period, if the applicant has not been enrolled in the program, the application shall be invalid and the applicant shall be notified of the action. The applicant may resubmit the application after notification of the action taken by the program. Except for the Medicaid program, whenever the Social Services Estimating Conference determines that there are presently, or will be by the end of the current fiscal year, insufficient funds to finance the current or projected enrollment in the Florida Kidcare program, all additional enrollment must cease and additional enrollment may not resume until sufficient funds are available to finance such enrollment.

(3)  Upon determination by the Social Services Estimating Conference that there are insufficient funds to finance the current enrollment in the Florida Kidcare program within current appropriations, the program shall initiate disenrollment procedures to remove enrollees, except those children enrolled in the Children's Medical Services Network, on a last-in, first-out basis until the expenditure and appropriation levels are balanced.

(4)  The agencies that administer the Florida Kidcare program components shall collect and analyze the data needed to project program enrollment costs, including price level adjustments, participation and attrition rates, current and projected caseloads, utilization, and current and projected expenditures for the next 3 years. The agencies shall report caseload and expenditure trends to the Social Services Estimating Conference in accordance with chapter 216.

History.--ss. 37, 57, ch. 98-288; s. 3, ch. 2000-253; s. 22, ch. 2003-405; s. 3, ch. 2004-1; s. 3, ch. 2004-270; s. 2, ch. 2005-123; s. 6, ch. 2006-28.