FL Legislation

Florida Families First Act of 2018 (S.B. 138/H.B. 937)

The “Florida Families First Act" was effective 7/1/2018 and required the Department of Health to create public service announcements to educate the public on perinatal mental health care; revising components that are included in the postpartum evaluation and followup care required to be provided by birth centers to include a mental health screening and the provision of certain information on postpartum depression, etc. The State appropriated $1,156,520 to the DOH for these services. Learn more at flmomsmatter.org