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Senate Bill 2330

Senate Bill sb2330c1

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    Florida Senate - 2004                           CS for SB 2330

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




    317-2503-04

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to infant eye care; amending s.

  3         383.04, F.S.; requiring certain eye

  4         examinations for all infants born in hospitals

  5         in the state; exempting this requirement from

  6         s. 383.07, F.S., relating to a penalty;

  7         amending an exception to the requirements for

  8         infant eye care; amending ss. 627.6416 and

  9         641.31, F.S.; providing that coverage for

10         children under health insurance policies and

11         health maintenance organization contracts must

12         include certain eye examinations for infants

13         and children; providing an effective date.

14  

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

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17         Section 1.  Section 383.04, Florida Statutes, is

18  amended to read:

19         383.04  Prophylactic required for eyes of

20  infants.--Every physician, midwife, or other person in

21  attendance at the birth of a child in the state is required to

22  instill or have instilled into the eyes of the baby within 1

23  hour after birth an effective prophylactic recommended by the

24  Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of

25  Pediatrics for the prevention of neonatal ophthalmia. In

26  addition, every baby born in a hospital in the state shall,

27  before being discharged from the hospital, receive an eye

28  examination using an ophthalmoscope and dilation of the pupils

29  for detection of pediatric congenital and ocular

30  abnormalities; however, this requirement is not subject to s.

31  383.07. This section does not apply to cases where the parents

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    Florida Senate - 2004                           CS for SB 2330
    317-2503-04




 1  file with the physician, midwife, or other person in

 2  attendance at the birth of a child written objections on

 3  account of religious beliefs contrary to the use of drugs.  In

 4  such case the physician, midwife, or other person in

 5  attendance shall maintain a record that such measures were or

 6  were not employed and attach thereto any written objection.

 7         Section 2.  Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section

 8  627.6416, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

 9         627.6416  Coverage for child health supervision

10  services.--

11         (2)  As used in this section, the term "child health

12  supervision services" means physician-delivered or

13  physician-supervised services that include, at a minimum,

14  services delivered at the intervals and scope stated in this

15  section.

16         (a)  Child health supervision services must include

17  periodic visits which shall include a history, a physical

18  examination, a developmental assessment and anticipatory

19  guidance, and appropriate immunizations and laboratory tests,

20  and eye examinations at birth, at 6 to 8 weeks of age, and at

21  6 to 9 months of age, using an ophthalmoscope and dilation of

22  the pupils for detection of pediatric congenital and ocular

23  abnormalities and developmental abnormalities.  Such services

24  and periodic visits shall be provided in accordance with

25  prevailing medical standards consistent with the

26  Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care of the

27  American Academy of Pediatrics.

28         Section 3.  Paragraph (b) of subsection (30) of section

29  641.31, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

30         641.31  Health maintenance contracts.--

31         (30)

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    Florida Senate - 2004                           CS for SB 2330
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 1         (b)  As used in this subsection, the term "child health

 2  supervision services" means physician-delivered or

 3  physician-supervised services that include, at a minimum,

 4  services delivered at the intervals and scope stated in this

 5  subsection.

 6         1.  Child health supervision services must include

 7  periodic visits that which shall include a history, a physical

 8  examination, a developmental assessment and anticipatory

 9  guidance, and appropriate immunizations and laboratory tests,

10  and eye examinations at birth, at 6 to 8 weeks of age, and at

11  6 to 9 months of age, using an ophthalmoscope and dilation of

12  the pupils for detection of pediatric congenital and ocular

13  abnormalities and developmental abnormalities. Such services

14  and periodic visits shall be provided in accordance with

15  prevailing medical standards consistent with the

16  Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care of the

17  American Academy of Pediatrics.

18         2.  Minimum benefits may be limited to one visit

19  payable to one provider for all of the services provided at

20  each visit cited in this subsection.

21         Section 4.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2004.

22  

23          STATEMENT OF SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES CONTAINED IN
                       COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
24                         Senate Bill 2330

25                                 

26  The committee substitute makes the following changes to SB
    2330:
27  
    Corrects the spelling of ophthalmoscope.
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