Florida Senate - 2024                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1340
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  01/30/2024           .                                

       The Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Harrell)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 20 - 72
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 1006.05, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         1006.05Mental health coordinated system of care.—
    8         (1)For purposes of this section, "care coordinator" means
    9  a person who is responsible for participating in the development
   10  and implementation of a services plan, linking service providers
   11  to a child or adolescent and his or her family, monitoring the
   12  delivery of services, providing advocacy, collecting information
   13  to determine the effect of services and treatment, and
   14  performing care coordination as defined in s. 394.4573(1).
   15         (2)Pursuant to s. 394.491 and to further promote the
   16  effective implementation of a coordinated system of care
   17  pursuant to ss. 394.4573 and 394.495, each school district that
   18  provides mental health assessment, diagnosis, intervention,
   19  treatment, and recovery services to students diagnosed with one
   20  or more mental health or any co-occurring substance use disorder
   21  and students at high risk of such diagnoses shall be guided by
   22  and adhere to the guiding principles of the mental health
   23  treatment and support system as provided under s. 394.491.
   24         (3)(a)School districts shall contract with managing
   25  entities to provide care coordinators for students with complex
   26  behavioral health needs who continue to experience adverse
   27  outcomes due to unmet needs or an inability to engage.
   28         (b)A care coordinator provided by the managing entity
   29  shall be placed in each school district implementing a
   30  coordinated system of care to ensure students are receiving
   31  necessary services and that appropriate funds are being used to
   32  support the cost of treatment, including all available public
   33  and private health insurance funds, before accessing school
   34  based mental health
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   37  And the title is amended as follows:
   38         Delete lines 3 - 6
   39  and insert:
   40         children; creating s. 1006.05, F.S.; defining the term
   41         “care coordinator”; requiring certain