Florida Senate - 2015                                     SB 808
       By Senator Joyner
       19-00506-15                                            2015808__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to reducing racial and ethnic health
    3         disparities; requiring the Office of Program Policy
    4         Analysis and Government Accountability to conduct a
    5         study and provide recommendations relating to Medicaid
    6         provider networks by a specified date; requiring a
    7         report to the Governor and the Legislature; providing
    8         for expiration; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. The Office of Program Policy Analysis and
   13  Government Accountability shall conduct a study of obstacles to
   14  achieving an adequate health care provider network for Medicaid
   15  recipients. The office shall consult with the Agency for Health
   16  Care Administration and the Department of Health to develop and
   17  recommend strategies to reduce racial and ethnic health
   18  disparities in this state. The office shall submit its findings
   19  and recommendations to the Governor, the President of the
   20  Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by
   21  January 1, 2016. This section expires June 30, 2016.
   22         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.