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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 381
PUBLIC HEALTH: GENERAL PROVISIONS
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F.S. 381.005
381.005 Primary and preventive health services.
(1) The department shall conduct a primary and preventive health care program as part of fulfilling its public health mission. This program shall include, but is not limited to:
(a) Acute and episodic care in accordance with chapter 154.
(b) Prenatal and postpartum care in accordance with chapters 154 and 383.
(c) Child health services in accordance with chapters 154 and 383.
(d) School health services in accordance with chapters 1003 and 1006.
(e) Dental health services in accordance with chapter 154 and this chapter.
(f) Nutrition services in accordance with chapter 154.
(g) Chronic diseases prevention in accordance with chapter 385.
(h) Family planning services in accordance with this chapter.
(i) Childhood immunizations.
(j) Health education and promotion.
(k) Regulation of the practice of midwifery.
(2) Between October 1, or earlier if the vaccination is available, and February 1 of each year, subject to the availability of an adequate supply of the necessary vaccine, each hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 395 shall implement a program to offer immunizations against the influenza virus and pneumococcal bacteria to all patients age 65 or older, in accordance with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and subject to the clinical judgment of the responsible practitioner.
(3) The department may adopt, repeal, and amend rules related to the services discussed in this section.
History.s. 18, ch. 91-297; s. 975, ch. 2002-387; s. 50, ch. 2004-350.