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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 391
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES
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Section 391.025, Florida Statutes 2003

1391.025  Applicability and scope.--

(1)  This act applies to health services provided to eligible individuals who are:

(a)1.  Enrolled in the Medicaid program;

2.  Enrolled in the Florida Kidcare program; and

3.  Uninsured or underinsured, provided that they meet the financial eligibility requirements established in this act, and to the extent that resources are appropriated for their care; or

(b)  Infants who receive an award of compensation under s. 766.31(1).

(2)  The Children's Medical Services program consists of the following components:

(a)  The infant metabolic screening program established in s. 383.14.

(b)  The regional perinatal intensive care centers program established in ss. 383.15-383.21.

(c)  A federal or state program authorized by the Legislature.

(d)  The developmental evaluation and intervention program.

(e)  The Children's Medical Services network.

(3)  The Children's Medical Services program shall not be deemed an insurer and is not subject to the licensing requirements of the Florida Insurance Code or the rules adopted thereunder, when providing services to children who receive Medicaid benefits, other Medicaid-eligible children with special health care needs, and children participating in the Florida Kidcare program.

History.--s. 5, ch. 98-288; s. 10, ch. 2000-253; s. 409, ch. 2003-261; s. 72, ch. 2003-416.

1Note.--Section 86, ch. 2003-416, provides that "[i]t is the intent of the Legislature to apply the provisions of this act to prior medical incidents, to the extent such application is not prohibited by the State Constitution or Federal Constitution, except that the changes to chapter 766, Florida Statutes, shall apply only to any medical incident for which a notice of intent to initiate litigation is mailed on or after the effective date of this act."

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