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Senate Bill 2138

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    Florida Senate - 2004                           CS for SB 2138

    By the Committee on Health, Aging, and Long-Term Care; and
    Senator Wilson




    317-2291-04

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to the Jessie Trice Cancer

  3         Prevention Program within the Department of

  4         Health; amending s. 381.91, F.S.; expanding the

  5         program statewide; deleting references to pilot

  6         programs; providing an effective date.

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  8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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10         Section 1.  Section 381.91, Florida Statutes, is

11  amended to read:

12         381.91  Jessie Trice Cancer Prevention Program.--

13         (1)  It is the intent of the Legislature to:

14         (a)  Reduce the rates of illness and death from lung

15  cancer and other cancers and improve the quality of life among

16  low-income African-American and Hispanic populations through

17  increased access to early, effective screening and diagnosis,

18  education, and treatment programs.

19         (b)  Create a community faith-based disease-prevention

20  program in conjunction with the Health Choice Network and

21  other community health centers to build upon the natural

22  referral and education networks in place within minority

23  communities and to increase access to health service delivery

24  in South Florida.

25         (c)  Establish a funding source to build upon local

26  private participation to sustain the operation of the program.

27         (2)(a)  There is created the Jessie Trice Cancer

28  Prevention Program, to be located, for administrative

29  purposes, within the Department of Health, and operated from

30  the community health centers within the Health Choice Network

31  in South Florida.

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    Florida Senate - 2004                           CS for SB 2138
    317-2291-04




 1         (b)  Funding may will be provided to develop contracts

 2  with community health centers and local community faith-based

 3  education programs to provide cancer screening, diagnosis,

 4  education, and treatment services to low-income populations

 5  throughout the state. Pilot programs will be initially created

 6  in the communities of Goulds, Naranja, Coconut Grove, Liberty

 7  City, and East Little Havana in Dade County and Dunbar in Lee

 8  County.

 9         Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2004.

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11          STATEMENT OF SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES CONTAINED IN
                       COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
12                         Senate Bill 2138

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14  The Committee Substitute makes the following changes to SB
    2138:
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    Revises legislative intent regarding the creation of a
16  community faith-based disease prevention program to build upon
    the natural referral and education networks in place within
17  minority communities in Florida, not just in South Florida.

18  Gives the Department of Health the authority to expand the
    Jessie Trice Center Prevention Program, which operates pilot
19  programs in Miami-Dade and Lee Counties, statewide.

20  Specifies that funding may be provided to develop contracts
    with community health centers and local community faith-based
21  education programs to provide cancer screening, diagnosis,
    education, and treatment services to low-income populations
22  throughout the state.

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