Trump Administration Official To Take Over Florida AgencyGovernor-elect Ron DeSantis is appointing an official from the administration of President Donald Trump to run the agency that oversees Medicaid.
Hearing Called Off In Abortion Clinic CaseAn administrative law judge has canceled a hearing in the case of a South Florida abortion clinic accused by the state Agency for Health Care Administration of improperly performing second-trimester abortions, records show.
Investigation Into Death Of Woman Removed From HospitalThe state Agency for Health Care Administration has launched an investigation into a small Northwest Florida hospital after the high-profile death of a woman who had been forcibly removed from the facility.
Planned Parenthood Protest Postponed After Colorado ShootingsA conservative Florida group has postponed a rally to protest government funding for Planned Parenthood following a shooting spree at a clinic in Colorado.
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.