State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
HOUSE BILL 2759
Appropriating monies to the department of health services.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Appropriation; department of health services; family health pilot program; quarterly report
A. The sum of $2,500,000 is appropriated from the state general fund as a onetime appropriation in fiscal year 2019‑2020 to the department of health services for a family health pilot program.
B. The department of health services shall distribute the monies appropriated pursuant to subsection A of this section for the family health pilot program to a nonprofit organization to implement a statewide system to provide direct services, support services, social services case management and referrals to the biological or adoptive parents of children under two years of age, including unborn children. The purpose of the statewide system is to encourage healthy childbirth, support childbirth as an alternative to abortion, promote family formation, aid successful parenting and increase families' economic self‑sufficiency. The statewide system services must be available to all residents of this state in both urban and rural areas. Monies may not be used for abortion referral services or distributed to entities that promote, refer or perform abortions. The nonprofit organization that receives the monies must demonstrate both of the following:
1. Experience in marketing and serving the eligible patient population.
2. That the organization can begin serving clients statewide within sixty days after receiving monies pursuant to this section.
C. The nonprofit organization shall submit to the department of health services on a form prescribed by the department a quarterly report of the services and referrals provided by the nonprofit organization. The report shall include the following information:
1. The number of clients served, either by referral or direct services.
2. The number of direct services provided and referrals made.
3. The number of women referred for medical services or medical care.
4. The number of women who received prenatal care.
5. The number of women referred for prenatal care.
6. The number of women who received nutrition services.
7. The number of women referred for nutrition services.
8. The number of parents who received adoption services.
9. The number of individuals referred for adoption services.
10. The number of individuals who received educational and employment services.
11. The number of individuals referred for educational and employment services.
12. The number of individuals who received parenting education and support services.
13. The number of individuals referred for parenting education and support services.
14. The number of individuals who received referrals to programs through the department of health services, the department of economic security and the Arizona health care cost containment system and other public programs, with a breakdown by program.
D. The report submitted pursuant to subsection C of this section shall include aggregate client demographic information, including age, marital status, county of residence, ethnicity, sex and number of current children. The report may not identify any individual client by name or include any other personally identifying information or an identifier that would make it possible to identify a client, in any manner or under any circumstances.