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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Health Services

Issue Code: 2300070
Program: Health Services
Title: Health Services Price Level Increase
Amount: $16,307,953
FTE: N/A

The department is requesting $16,307,953 for the Inmate Health Services budget entity, excluding drugs, in order to meet inmate health care needs. This request is based on projections for fiscal year 2008-2009 which are anticipated to exceed appropriations. These projections are based on fiscal year 2006-2007 actual expenditures adjusted for the annualization of Region IV expenditures and adjusted for each subsequent year by the following:

  • A 5.8% increase in hospital and related services costs based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers, Unadjusted 12-months ended June 2007.

  • A 3.8% increase in physician fees and other professional services based on the June 2007 CPI.

  • Increases in expenses based on various other components of the June 2007 CPI.

  • A 5% increase in contract employment costs based on current and projected utilization, resulting from the continuing nationwide shortage of nurses and other professional medical personnel.
    Other Personal Services:$ 3,468,223

    Expenses: 1,559,864

    Inmate Health Services: 11,279,866