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appropriations; family health pilot program





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session











Appropriating monies to the department of health services.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. Appropriations; department of health services; family health pilot program; quarterly report

A. The sum of $1,500,000 is appropriated from the state general fund in each of fiscal years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 to the department of health services for a family health pilot program.

B. The department of health services shall distribute the monies appropriated in each fiscal year pursuant to subsection A of this section for the family health pilot program to nonprofit organizations 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, provide referrals for or perform abortions. A 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. When determining which nonprofit organizations will participate in the family health pilot program, the department shall give preference to nonprofit organizations that are working and providing services in this state.

D. A nonprofit organization that participates in the family health pilot program shall submit to the department of health services on a form prescribed by the department a quarterly report of the services and referrals the nonprofit organization provides, including all of 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 who were referred for prenatal care.

6. The number of women who received nutrition services.

7. The number of women who were referred for nutrition services.

8. The number of individuals who received adoption services.

9. The number of individuals who were referred for adoption services.

10. The number of individuals who received educational and employment services.