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Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 391
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES
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F.S. 391.016
391.016 Purposes and functions.The Children’s Medical Services program is established for the following purposes and authorized to perform the following functions:
(1) Provide to children with special health care needs a family-centered, comprehensive, and coordinated statewide managed system of care that links community-based health care with multidisciplinary, regional, and tertiary pediatric specialty care. The program shall coordinate and maintain a consistent medical home for participating children.
(2) Provide essential preventive, evaluative, and early intervention services for children at risk for or having special health care needs, in order to prevent or reduce long-term disabilities.
History.s. 2, ch. 78-106; s. 3, ch. 98-288; s. 74, ch. 2012-184.