BUL4602 Fall-2011 Lecture 9 , Reading 2

BUL4602 Fall-2011 Lecture 9 , Reading 2 - PUBLIC HEALTH...

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PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITY - FLORIDA RELEVANT LAWS [Instructor’s comments bracketed] [ . . . deleted words, * * * deleted sentences] Page 1 of 33 FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 20 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE 20.43 Department of Health.— There is created a Department of Health. (1) The purpose of the Department of Health is to promote and protect the health of all residents and visitors in the state through organized state and community efforts, including cooperative agreements with counties. The department shall: (a) Prevent to the fullest extent possible, the occurrence and progression of communicable and noncommunicable diseases and disabilities. (b) Maintain a constant surveillance of disease occurrence and accumulate health statistics necessary to establish disease trends and to design health programs. (c) Conduct special studies of the causes of diseases and formulate preventive strategies. (d) Promote the maintenance and improvement of the environment as it affects public health. (e) Promote the maintenance and improvement of health in the residents of the state. (f) Provide leadership, in cooperation with the public and private sectors, in establishing statewide and community public health delivery systems. (g) Provide health care and early intervention services to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and high-risk perinatal patients who are at risk for disabling conditions or have chronic illnesses. (h) Provide services to abused and neglected children through child protection teams and sexual abuse treatment programs. (i) Develop working associations with all agencies and organizations involved and interested in health and health care delivery. (j) Analyze trends in the evolution of health systems, and identify and promote the use of innovative, cost-effective health delivery systems. (k) Serve as the statewide repository of all aggregate data accumulated by state agencies related to health care; analyze that data and issue periodic reports and policy statements, as appropriate; require that all aggregated data be kept in a manner that promotes easy utilization by the public, state agencies, and all other interested parties; provide technical assistance as required; and work cooperatively with the state's higher education programs to promote further study and analysis of health care systems and health care outcomes. (l) Include in the department's strategic plan developed under [1]s. 186.021 an assessment of current health programs, systems, and costs; projections of future problems and opportunities; and recommended changes that are needed in the health care system to improve the public health. (m) Regulate health practitioners, to the extent authorized by the Legislature, as necessary for the preservation of the health, safety, and welfare of the public. (2)(a)
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course BUL 4602 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '11 term at W. Florida.

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BUL4602 Fall-2011 Lecture 9 , Reading 2 - PUBLIC HEALTH...

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