A bill that critics say will weaken Florida’s health department was presented to Gov. Rick Scott today.
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The Florida Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), along with Florida’s public health associations and a coalition of distinguished public health leaders, have sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott asking him to oppose legislation that seeks to reorganize the state’s Department of Health (DOH), warning that it would be “very detrimental to public health.”
State Rep. Matt Hudson, R-Naples (Pic by Mark Foley, via myfloridahouse.gov)
Public health advocates spoke out against a bill aimed at reorganizing the state’s Department of Health (DOH) during its passage in a House health committee today.
Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list increased to 949 people as of Thursday, according to the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (aka NASTAD).
Despite a significant drop in the number of patients on Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list there are still concerns about that number rising over the coming months.
During debate before the House’s final approval of the appropriations bill, state Rep. Chuck Chestnut, D-Gainesville, introduced an amendment that would remove the $2 million crisis pregnancy centers are slated to receive.
The Florida House of Representatives yesterday passed a budget allocating $2 million, yet again, to the state’s crisis pregnancy center network. The centers continue to not lose a dime of funding even as other health services suffer cuts.
The same Florida legislator who is seeking an all-out ban on abortion in the state has sponsored a bill in the Legislature that would recommend the HPV vaccine for young girls entering the sixth grade.
The waiting list to enroll in Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program grew to more than 1,070 people by last Thursday, according to the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors.