(1) To the extent that funds are specifically made available for this purpose, the Prostate Cancer Awareness Program is established within the Department of Health. The purpose of this program is to implement the recommendations of January 2000 of the Florida Prostate Cancer Task Force to provide for statewide outreach and health education activities to ensure that men are aware of and appropriately seek medical counseling for prostate cancer as an early-detection health care measure.
(2) For purposes of implementing the program, the Department of Health and the Florida Public Health Institute, Inc., may:
(a) Conduct activities directly or enter into a contract with a qualified nonprofit community education entity.
(b) Seek any available gifts, grants, or funds from the state, the Federal Government, philanthropic foundations, and industry or business groups.
(3) A prostate cancer advisory committee is created to advise and assist the Department of Health and the Florida Public Health Institute, Inc., in implementing the program. (a) The State Surgeon General shall appoint the advisory committee members, who shall consist of:
1. Three persons from prostate cancer survivor groups or cancer-related advocacy groups.
2. Three persons who are scientists or clinicians from public universities or research organizations.
3. Three persons who are engaged in the practice of a cancer-related medical specialty from health organizations committed to cancer research and control.
(b) Members shall serve without compensation but are entitled to reimbursement, pursuant to s. 112.061, for per diem and travel expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
(4) The program shall coordinate its efforts with those of the Florida Public Health Institute, Inc.