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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 385
CHRONIC DISEASES
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Section 385.209, Florida Statutes 2003

385.209  Dissemination of information on cholesterol health risks.--

(1)  It is the intent of the Legislature to make available to the citizens of the state comprehensive information regarding the health risks associated with, and the prevention, control, and treatment of, elevated levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

(2)  The Department of Health shall implement a comprehensive program to disseminate to the public information regarding the health risks of high blood cholesterol levels and the findings of the latest research regarding methods of prevention, control, and treatment of high blood cholesterol levels. Such information and findings shall be disseminated through literature distributed by the department:

(a)  To health care personnel and to groups, families, and individual members of the public, through hospitals and county health departments; and

(b)  In conjunction with the Department of Education, to health education instructors in the public schools, community colleges, and state universities and to educators training medical and other health career students.

(3)  Such literature shall include, but not be limited to, the latest information with respect to:

(a)  Relationship between high blood cholesterol levels and coronary artery disease.

(b)  Populations at risk of developing high blood cholesterol levels.

(c)  Signs and symptoms.

(d)  Risk reduction behavior.

(e)  Access to screening and medical evaluation.

(f)  Access to and efficacy of treatment.

History.--s. 1, ch. 88-265; s. 74, ch. 97-101.

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