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State Expenditures - Not Significant
Local Expenditures - Not Significant
Other Fiscal Impact - Title X family planning federal funding is based on the number of clients served statewide. If Davidson and Shelby counties are unable to provide the services to the same number of patients as in previous years, federal funding may be reduced. The amount of reductions cannot be reasonably quantified due to the uncertainty related to the number of patients served.
This bill rewrites present law regarding the disposition of funds for family planning programs and specifies that such funds would either be disbursed to a county health department or be used by the department of health to directly deliver such services and programs within the county. PRESENT LAW Present law authorizes the department of health to receive and disburse such funds as may become available to it for family planning programs to any organization, public or private, engaged in providing contraceptive procedures, supplies and information. Any family planning program administered by the department may be developed in consultation and coordination with other family planning agencies in this state. For purposes of Davidson and Shelby counties, the commissioner, in distributing such funds, must issue a single request for grant proposals for Davidson and Shelby counties for funding for family planning programs. The commissioner of health must send a notification of this request to the affected county health departments and place a notification on the department's web site. The commissioner must allow at least 30 days after issuing the notification before closing the application period. Upon receipt of all applications, the commissioner must first consider and give preference to funding requests from the county health departments. The commissioner may not exclude a county health department that seeks full funding of family planning services if, at the time of the application, the county health department does not have the capacity to serve the number of patients as estimated in the request for grant proposal. Acceptance of such funding creates an obligation to provide family planning services to all eligible clients seeking services throughout the term of the grant. THE BILL This bill rewrites the above provisions to instead authorize the department to receive and disburse such funds, as may become available to the department for family planning services and programs, to a county health department. Alternatively, the department may directly deliver such services and programs within the county. However, neither the department of health nor a county health department may disburse such funds to, or contract with, third-party providers or private organizations or entities for delivery of such services and programs.
Votes for Bill HB2165 by the House are not available.
Votes for Bill SB2122 by the Senate are not available.