Florida Senate - 2020 SB 278 By Senator Rodriguez 37-00485A-20 2020278__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to climate health planning; creating 3 s. 403.9112, F.S.; requiring the Department of Health 4 to prepare an annual climate health planning report 5 that contains specified information and 6 recommendations; requiring the department to consult 7 with certain entities and individuals; requiring the 8 report to be published on the department’s website and 9 submitted to the Governor and the Legislature by a 10 specified date; providing an effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Section 403.9112, Florida Statutes, is created 15 to read: 16 403.9112 Climate health planning report.— 17 (1) The Department of Health shall prepare an annual 18 climate health planning report to assess the threat to human 19 health which is posed by climate change and to develop 20 strategies to help this state’s communities prepare for the 21 health effects of climate change. The report must be based on 22 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Building 23 Resilience Against Climate Effects framework and must consider 24 the effect of climate change on all of the following in this 25 state: 26 (a) Water quality, air quality, and sanitation. 27 (b) The transmission of communicable diseases; the spread 28 of pathogens and of vector-borne, food-borne, or waterborne 29 diseases; the incidence of heat-related disorders and 30 respiratory or allergic disorders; and mental health. 31 (c) Crop yields, food production, and nutrition or 32 malnutrition. 33 (d) Housing and population migration. 34 (e) Mobility and emergency response capabilities. 35 (f) Wildfires. 36 (g) Social unrest. 37 (2) The report must: 38 (a) Identify gaps in information and the need for any 39 additional data collection, health monitoring, or research. 40 (b) Address the health equity or disproportionate impact, 41 if any, of the threats identified in subsection (1) based on 42 residents’ medical or social vulnerability, including such 43 factors as age, disability, race, sex, ethnicity, immigration 44 status, gender, socioeconomic status, region of the state, or 45 other factors the department deems relevant. 46 (c) Include 1-year, 5-year, 10-year, and 20-year 47 recommendations for policy and budget priorities associated with 48 the identified threats, with an emphasis on the vulnerable 49 populations identified in paragraph (b), prevention, and the 50 need for additional research or data collection. 51 (3) The department shall: 52 (a) Consult with all of the following entities and 53 individuals in preparing the report: 54 1. Local county health departments. 55 2. The Agency for Health Care Administration. 56 3. The Division of Emergency Management. 57 4. The Department of Environmental Protection. 58 5. The Chief Resilience Officer. 59 6. The Chief Science Officer. 60 7. Relevant medical professionals. 61 (b) Post the report on its website and submit a copy to the 62 Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the 63 House of Representatives by January 1, 2021, and each January 1 64 thereafter. 65 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.