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Florida Statutes § 381.0406

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“Rural health networks under the public health law”

Rural health networks are established to provide quality health care services to rural communities through the cooperative efforts of rural health network members.

Rural health networks are responsible for establishing agreements with health care providers which must specify:

  • Who provides what services;
  • The extent to which the health care provider delivers care to individuals who are uninsured;
  • The procedures for transfer of medical records;
  • The method used for the transportation of patients between providers;
  • Referral and patient flow including appointments and scheduling; and
  • Payment arrangements for the transfer or referral of patients.

The Department of Health must establish the rules that govern the creation and certification of rural health networks, including establishing outcome measures for networks. 

Current as of June 2015