Abortion Foe Wants Scott To Take Tougher StandThe Florida Family Policy Council on Thursday called for Gov. Rick Scott to take further action against the state's 16 Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, saying it's a matter of moral leadership.
Scott Signs Executive Order Tracking Mental Health ServicesAs the state Department of Children and Families convened its annual child-protection summit Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order aimed at better coordinating mental health services --- something DCF Secretary Mike Carroll said will help his agency provide improved care for children.
Planned Parenthood Clinics In Florida Resume AbortionsThree Planned Parenthood clinics can resume first-trimester abortions, but state health officials warn they are still investigating the organization.
Planned Parenthood Seeks Injunction After Abortion AllegationsPlanned Parenthood is asking a judge for an emergency ruling after allegations three of their Florida clinics were performing second- trimester abortions without proper licensing.
Inspectors Find Violations At Florida Planned Parenthood ClinicsThree of 16 Planned Parenthood facilities performed procedures beyond their licensing authority, according to Florida officials.
State Drops Suit Seeking Access To VA HospitalsThe state's Agency for Health Care Administration have dropped a nearly year-old lawsuit aimed at giving state inspectors access to federal Veterans Affairs medical centers and documents.
State Rebuffed In Children's Medicaid FightA federal judge last week rejected the state's latest attempt to end a decade-long lawsuit that contends Florida has not properly provided care to children in the Medicaid program.
Gov. Scott Reappoints Unconfirmed Agency HeadsGov. Rick Scott wasted little time in reappointing 16 agency heads, including the leaders of two health-care agencies and the state's elections chief, after the Senate did not confirm them before the end of the regular legislative session.
State Submits New Model For LIP As Clock Ticks The state agency responsible for Medicaid submitted a new proposal Monday to the federal government for up to $2.2 billion in health-care funding, but the move might be too late to break a budget impasse.
Senators Question Scott Administration's Handling Of LIPSenators raised questions Wednesday about how Gov. Rick Scott's administration has handled negotiations with the federal government over billions of dollars in health-care funding that has thrown the state budget process into disorder.
State Regulators Back New Nursing HomesThe ban on adding new nursing-home beds is being lifted thanks to backing of state regulators. On Monday they approved the proposal for 2,600 beds in 25 counties.
Judge Slams DCF Over Children Not Getting CareFlorida's Department of Children and Families has been notorious for its failures to protect children on its watch. Just this month, in yet the latest tragedy, five year-old Phoebe Jonchuck was thrown to her death from a bridge by her crazed father, despite earlier calls to DCF's hotline that the man was a danger to his children.