SB122: Support Nevada Granting Program for Family Planning Services on 3/8/17 at the Legislature

Take Action: Support State-Level Grant Program for Family Planning Care Funding Post-ACA

Support SB122 to establish a statewide granting program to fund reproductive and family planning care on Wednesday, March 6 at the state legislature!

3/8/17: Senate Health & Human Services Committee hearing on SB122 at 3:30 pm in Room 2149

SB122: Establishing a State-Level Granting Program for Reproductive and Family Planning Care

From The Nevada Independent, ‘Proposed bills would preserve preventative health care for women if ACA repealed’ published on 2/14/17:

The program is modeled off of a similar system established by the Minnesota Legislature in 1978, which provides low-income, high-risk individuals with family planning services. Minnesota appropriated $6.4 million in family planning grants in the 2016 fiscal year, according to the state’s Department of Health.

“The idea is to create something that’s sustainable over the long term,” Cancela said. “So what this bill does other than creating the program functionally enables the state to apply for grants in family planning and then re-grant those to organizations or state entities that are providing that care.”

Introduced: February 13, 2017: Existing law authorizes the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy of the Department of Health and Human Services to: (1) conduct a family planning service in any county of this State; and (2) establish a policy of referral of certain persons for family planning services. (NRS 422.308) Section 5 of this bill establishes the Account for Family Planning in the State General Fund and requires the Administrator of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services to administer the Account. Section 5 requires the money in the Account to be expended to award grants of money to local governmental entities and nonprofit organizations to be used to provide certain services relating to family planning to persons who would otherwise have difficulty obtaining those services. Section 6 of this bill authorizes the Administrator to accept gifts, grants and donations for the purpose of awarding such grants. Section 7 of this bill requires the recipient of a grant to provide certain information to a person to whom the recipient provides counseling that is funded by a grant. Sections 7 and 9 of this bill provide that any personally identifiable information concerning a person to whom a grant recipient provides services is confidential. Section 8 of this bill requires the State Board of Health to adopt regulations concerning the award of grants.

Sponsors: Yvanna Cancela, Julia Ratti


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