To establish the criteria for prenatal care for indigent pregnant women when state funds are used to provide the prenatal care.  

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    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

    Division of Family Health Services

    RULE NO.:RULE TITLE:

    64F-25.001Prenatal Care Eligibility Criteria for Indigent Pregnant Women

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: To establish the criteria for prenatal care for indigent pregnant women when state funds are used to provide the prenatal care.

    SUMMARY: Establishes the criteria for prenatal care for indigent pregnant women as required by statute.

    SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:

    The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the Agency.

    The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: Based on the SERC checklist, this rulemaking will not have an adverse impact on regulatory costs in excess of $1 million within five years as established in s.120.541(2)(a), F.S.

    Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 383.013(4) F.S.

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 383.013(4) F.S.

    IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAR.

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Shay Chapman, Chief, Bureau of Family Health Services, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-13, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or Shay.Chapman@FlHealth.gov.

     

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

     

    64F-25.001 Prenatal Care Eligibility Criteria for Indigent Pregnant Women.

    To be eligible for prenatal services if state funds are used to provide the care, a pregnant woman must:

    (1) Be a Florida resident, as evidenced by a valid Florida driver’s license or identification card; a current utility bill in the person’s name including a Florida address; a current Florida voter registration card; or a current record of registration certificate from a Florida school (K-12);

    (2) Be confirmed pregnant;

    (3) Have no insurance or other medical service coverage; and

    (4) Have a net family income at or below 100 percent of the Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Continguous States and the District of Columbia (Poverty Guidelines), as published in the February 1, 2019, rendition of the Federal Register, incorporated by reference and available at http://flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-##### or https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines

    Rulemaking Authority 383.013(4) FS. Law Implemented 383.013 FS. History–New          .

     

    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Shay Chapman

    NAME OF AGENCY HEAD WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Scott A. Rivkees, MD, Surgeon General and Secretary

    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: January 16, 2020

    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAR: October 17, 2019

Document Information

Comments Open:
2/11/2020
Summary:
Establishes the criteria for prenatal care for indigent pregnant women as required by statute.
Purpose:
To establish the criteria for prenatal care for indigent pregnant women when state funds are used to provide the prenatal care.
Rulemaking Authority:
383.013(4) F.S.
Law:
383.013(4) F.S.
Contact:
Shay Chapman, Chief, Bureau of Family Health Services, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-13, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or Shay.Chapman@FlHealth.gov.
Related Rules: (1)
64F-25.001.