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Title IV
EXECUTIVE BRANCH
Chapter 20
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
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F.S. 20.435
20.435 Department of Health; trust funds.The following trust funds shall be administered by the Department of Health:
(1) Administrative Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to and uses of the trust fund shall be administered in accordance with s. 215.32.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(2) Federal Grants Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to the trust fund shall consist of grants and funding from the Federal Government and funds from the Medicaid program. Funds shall be used for the purposes of providing health and support services to department clients, supporting regulatory activities of the department, and funding disease surveillance and for other such purposes as may be appropriate and shall be expended only pursuant to legislative appropriation or an approved amendment to the department’s operating budget pursuant to the provisions of chapter 216.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(3) Grants and Donations Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to the trust fund shall consist of restricted contractual revenue from public or private sources such as receipts from Medicaid, funds from federal environmental laws such as the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Superfund, funds from other health and environmental programs, and funds from private sources such as foundations. Funds shall be used for the purpose of supporting the activities of the department and shall be expended only pursuant to legislative appropriation or an approved amendment to the department’s operating budget pursuant to the provisions of chapter 216.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(4) Medical Quality Assurance Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to the trust fund shall consist of fees and fines related to the licensing of health care professionals. Funds shall be used for the purpose of providing administrative support for the regulation of health care professionals and for other such purposes as may be appropriate and shall be expended only pursuant to legislative appropriation or an approved amendment to the department’s operating budget pursuant to the provisions of chapter 216.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(5) Social Services Block Grant Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to the trust fund shall consist of federal social services block grant funds. Funds shall be used for the purpose of providing health care and support services to department clients and for other such purposes as may be appropriate and shall be expended only pursuant to legislative appropriation or an approved amendment to the department’s operating budget pursuant to the provisions of chapter 216.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(6) Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to the trust fund shall consist of funds disbursed, by nonoperating transfer, from the Department of Financial Services Tobacco Settlement Clearing Trust Fund in amounts equal to the annual appropriations made from this trust fund.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any unencumbered balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year and any encumbered balance remaining undisbursed on September 30 of the same calendar year shall revert to the Department of Financial Services Tobacco Settlement Clearing Trust Fund.
(7) Biomedical Research Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to the trust fund shall consist of funds deposited pursuant to s. 215.5601 and any other funds appropriated by the Legislature. Funds shall be used for the purposes of the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program, the Florida Consortium of National Cancer Institute Centers Program, and the William G. “Bill” Bankhead, Jr., and David Coley Cancer Research Program as specified in ss. 215.5602, 288.955, 381.915, and 381.922. The trust fund is exempt from the service charges imposed by s. 215.20.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund. The department may invest these funds independently through the Chief Financial Officer or may negotiate a trust agreement with the State Board of Administration for the investment management of any balance in the trust fund.
(c) Notwithstanding s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance of any appropriation from the Biomedical Research Trust Fund which is not disbursed but which is obligated pursuant to contract or committed to be expended may be carried forward for up to 5 years following the effective date of the original appropriation.
(8) Welfare Transition Trust Fund.
(a) The Welfare Transition Trust Fund is created within the Department of Health for the purposes of receiving federal funds under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. Trust fund moneys shall be used exclusively for the purpose of providing services to individuals eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families pursuant to the requirements and limitations of part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act, as amended, or any other applicable federal requirement or limitation. Funds credited to the trust fund consist of those funds collected from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(9) Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to and uses of the trust fund shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of s. 381.79.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(10) County Health Department Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to and uses of the trust fund shall be administered in accordance with s. 154.02.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(11) Donations Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to the trust fund shall consist of state and federal grant funds and fees collected and shall be used for the purpose of providing health care and support services to department clients and for other such purposes as may be appropriate.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(12) Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to and uses of the trust fund shall be administered in accordance with ss. 318.14, 318.18, 318.21, 395.403, and 395.4036 and parts I and II of chapter 401.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(13) Epilepsy Services Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to and uses of the trust fund shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of s. 385.207.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(14) Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to the trust fund shall consist of federal maternal and child block grant funds and shall be used for the purpose of providing health care and support services to department clients and for other such purposes as may be appropriate.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(15) Planning and Evaluation Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to and uses of the trust fund shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of ss. 381.0202 and 382.0255.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(16) Preventive Health Services Block Grant Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to the trust fund shall consist of federal preventive health services block grant funds and shall be used for the purpose of providing health care and support services to department clients and for other such purposes as may be appropriate.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(17) Radiation Protection Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to and uses of the trust fund shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of chapter 404 and part IV of chapter 468.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(18) Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to and uses of the trust fund shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of s. 794.056.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
(19) United States Trust Fund.
(a) Funds to be credited to the trust fund shall consist of federal funds from the Social Security Administration and shall be used for the purpose of determining the eligibility of Florida citizens applying for disability benefits under the federal Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 216.301 and pursuant to s. 216.351, any balance in the trust fund at the end of any fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund at the end of the year and shall be available for carrying out the purposes of the trust fund.
History.s. 1, ch. 97-112; s. 1, ch. 97-113; s. 1, ch. 97-114; s. 1, ch. 97-115; s. 1, ch. 97-116; s. 1, ch. 97-119; s. 1, ch. 99-196; s. 2, ch. 2000-38; s. 2, ch. 2000-39; s. 2, ch. 2000-45; s. 2, ch. 2000-46; s. 2, ch. 2000-47; s. 2, ch. 2000-50; s. 2, ch. 2000-54; s. 1, ch. 2000-307; s. 2, ch. 2001-73; s. 10, ch. 2002-1; s. 72, ch. 2003-261; s. 2, ch. 2003-414; s. 2, ch. 2003-420; s. 2, ch. 2003-421; s. 2, ch. 2004-282; s. 1, ch. 2004-363; s. 5, ch. 2006-122; s. 2, ch. 2006-182; s. 4, ch. 2007-13; s. 2, ch. 2008-17; s. 2, ch. 2008-19; s. 1, ch. 2010-161; s. 10, ch. 2011-220; s. 1, ch. 2012-20; s. 2, ch. 2012-184; s. 1, ch. 2014-165; s. 18, ch. 2015-222; s. 5, ch. 2016-29; s. 1, ch. 2017-4.