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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 381
PUBLIC HEALTH: GENERAL PROVISIONS
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F.S. 381.825
381.825 Education and public awareness relating to Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.
(1) This section may be cited as the “Ramping up Education of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia for You (READY) Act.”
(2) The Department of Health shall, through existing, relevant public health and community outreach programs, educate health care practitioners licensed under chapters 458, 459, and 464 on all of the following:
(a) The importance of early detection and timely diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.
(b) Using a validated cognitive assessment tool.
(c) The value and effectiveness of the Medicare annual wellness visit in detecting Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.
(d) Using Medicare advance care planning billing codes for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.
(e) Reducing the risk of cognitive decline, particularly among persons in diverse communities who are at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.
History.s. 1, ch. 2022-205.