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The Florida Statutes

The 2008 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 381
PUBLIC HEALTH: GENERAL PROVISIONS
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Section 381.0203, Florida Statutes 2008

381.0203  Pharmacy services.--

(1)  The department may contract on a statewide basis for the purchase of drugs, as defined in s. 499.003, to be used by state agencies and political subdivisions, and may adopt rules to administer this section.

(2)  The department may establish and maintain a pharmacy services program, including, but not limited to:

(a)  A central pharmacy to support pharmaceutical services provided by the county health departments, including pharmaceutical repackaging, dispensing, and the purchase and distribution of immunizations and other pharmaceuticals.

(b)  Regulation of drugs, cosmetics, and household products pursuant to chapter 499.

(c)  Consultation to county health departments as required by s. 154.04(1)(c).

(d)  A contraception distribution program which shall be implemented, to the extent resources permit, through the licensed pharmacies of county health departments. A woman who is eligible for participation in the contraceptive distribution program is deemed a patient of the county health department.

1.  To be eligible for participation in the program a woman must:

a.  Be a client of the department or the Department of Children and Family Services.

b.  Be of childbearing age with undesired fertility.

c.  Have an income between 150 and 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

d.  Have no Medicaid benefits or applicable health insurance benefits.

e.  Have had a medical examination by a licensed health care provider within the past 6 months.

f.  Have a valid prescription for contraceptives that are available through the contraceptive distribution program.

g.  Consent to the release of necessary medical information to the county health department.

2.  Fees charged for the contraceptives under the program must cover the cost of purchasing and providing contraceptives to women participating in the program.

3.  The department may adopt rules to administer this program.

History.--s. 46, ch. 91-297; s. 6, ch. 94-309; s. 45, ch. 97-101; s. 23, ch. 97-237; s. 194, ch. 99-13; s. 15, ch. 2000-242; s. 11, ch. 2000-326.

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