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Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 391
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES
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F.S. 391.035
391.035 Provider qualifications.
(1) The department shall establish the criteria to designate health care providers to participate in the Children’s Medical Services network. The department shall follow, whenever available, national guidelines for selecting health care providers to serve children with special health care needs.
(2) The department shall require that all health care providers under contract with the program be duly licensed in the state, if such licensure is available, and meet such criteria as may be established by the department.
(3) The department may initiate agreements with other state or local governmental programs or institutions for the coordination of health care to eligible individuals receiving services from such programs or institutions.
(4) Notwithstanding any other law, the department may contract with health care providers licensed in another state to provide health services to participants in the Children’s Medical Services program when necessary due to an emergency or in order to provide specialty services or greater convenience to the participants for receiving timely and effective health care services. The department may adopt rules to administer this subsection.
History.ss. 6, 7, ch. 78-106; s. 10, ch. 98-288; s. 18, ch. 2004-350.
Note.Subsection (2) former s. 391.036; subsection (3) former s. 391.041.