Florida Senate - 2014 SB 694 By Senator Garcia 38-00863-14 2014694__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Diabetes Advisory Council; 3 amending s. 385.203, F.S.; requiring the council, in 4 conjunction with the Department of Health, the Agency 5 for Health Care Administration, and the Department of 6 Management Services, to develop plans to manage, 7 treat, and prevent diabetes; requiring a report to the 8 Governor and Legislature; providing for contents of 9 the report; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Present paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of 14 section 385.203, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as paragraph 15 (d), and a new paragraph (c) is added to that subsection, to 16 read: 17 385.203 Diabetes Advisory Council; creation; function; 18 membership.— 19 (1) To guide a statewide comprehensive approach to diabetes 20 prevention, diagnosis, education, care, treatment, impact, and 21 costs thereof, there is created a Diabetes Advisory Council that 22 serves as the advisory unit to the Department of Health, other 23 governmental agencies, professional and other organizations, and 24 the general public. The council shall: 25 (c) In conjunction with the department, the Agency for 26 Health Care Administration, and the Department of Management 27 Services, submit by January 10 of each odd-numbered year to the 28 Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the 29 House of Representatives a report containing the following 30 information: 31 1. The public health consequences and financial impact on 32 the state from all types of diabetes and resulting health 33 complications, including the number of persons with diabetes 34 covered by Medicaid, the number of persons with diabetes who are 35 insured by the Division of State Group Insurance, and the number 36 of persons with diabetes who are impacted by state agency 37 diabetes programs and activities. 38 2. A description and an assessment of the effectiveness of 39 the diabetes programs and activities implemented by each state 40 agency, the amount and source of funding for such programs and 41 activities, and the cost savings realized as a result of the 42 implementation of such programs and activities. 43 3. A description of the coordination among state agencies 44 of programs, activities, and communications designed to manage, 45 treat, and prevent all types of diabetes. 46 4. The development of and revisions to a detailed action 47 plan for reducing and controlling the number of new cases of 48 diabetes and identification of proposed action steps to reduce 49 the impact of all types of diabetes, identification of expected 50 outcomes if the plan is implemented, and establishment of 51 benchmarks for preventing and controlling diabetes. 52 5. A detailed budget request that identifies the needs, 53 costs, and resources required to implement the action plan, 54 including a list of actionable items for consideration by the 55 Governor and Legislature. 56 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.