2011 Florida Statutes
391.028 Administration.—The Children’s Medical Services program shall have a central office and area offices.
(1) The Director of Children’s Medical Services must be a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 who has specialized training and experience in the provision of health care to children and who has recognized skills in leadership and the promotion of children’s health programs. The director shall be the deputy secretary and the Deputy State Health Officer for Children’s Medical Services and is appointed by and reports to the State Surgeon General. The director may appoint division directors subject to the approval of the State Surgeon General.
(2) The director shall designate Children’s Medical Services area offices to perform operational activities, including, but not limited to:
(a) Providing case management services for the network.
(b) Providing local oversight of the program.
(c) Determining an individual’s medical and financial eligibility for the program.
(d) Participating in the determination of a level of care and medical complexity for long-term care services.
(e) Authorizing services in the program and developing spending plans.
(f) Participating in the development of treatment plans.
(g) Taking part in the resolution of complaints and grievances from participants and health care providers.
(3) Each Children’s Medical Services area office shall be directed by a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 who has specialized training and experience in the provision of health care to children. The director of a Children’s Medical Services area office shall be appointed by the director from the active panel of Children’s Medical Services physician consultants.
History.—s. 9, ch. 78-106; s. 17, ch. 96-403; s. 33, ch. 97-237; s. 7, ch. 98-288; s. 26, ch. 99-397; s. 45, ch. 2008-6.
Note.—Subsection (1) former s. 391.051.