Following a recent vacancy in the Vice President position, The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) has appointed two new Officers to its Board of Directors, effective July 21, 2023.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2023 Florida Chapter of AAP Calls for Stronger Protections for Children on Heels of New National Policy According to the CDC’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System, among reporting states, Florida saw one of the highest...
The Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, Inc. (FCAAP) commends U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle for the ruling in Dekker, et. al. v. Weida, et. al, finding that Florida’s exclusion of treatment for gender dysphoria from Medicaid coverage is both illegal and unconstitutional.
The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) commends Florida House Speaker Paul Renner for his commitment to prioritize children’s health and well-being through his child-friendly plan to change school start times to combat sleep loss.
The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) is renewing its commitment to vaccines as a vital tool in protecting children and communities against vaccine-preventable diseases and the ongoing pandemic. FCAAP urges all eligible individuals to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
FCAAP LAUDS THE FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION’S DECISION TO PROTECT STUDENT ATHLETES’ PRIVACY
The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) lauds today’s decision by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to protect the privacy of student athletes.
Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, Inc. Celebrates Approval of Amended Settlement Agreement in its Medicaid Access Lawsuit Against the State of Florida
TALLAHASSEE — In 2002, under the leadership of then President Dr. Rick Bucciarelli, the Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, Inc. (FCAAP), decided to sue the State of Florida for failure to assure that children on Florida Medicaid have appropriate access to Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment services.
Today, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics released the following statement in response to the state Board of Medicine’s commitment to work with leading medical organizations on any future guidance on gender-affirming care:
Following the failure of Florida leaders to pre-order COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 5 years, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) is working to find options for Florida families who want to protect their youngest children, while urging Gov. DeSantis to reconsider a decision that puts thousands of infants, toddlers, and young children in Florida at risk.
Following the release of new Florida Department of Health guidelines advising against the provision of gender-affirming healthcare for children, AHCA’s decision not to provide gender-affirming care to children and adolescents under Medicaid, and the state surgeon general’s request that the Florida Board of Medicine develop a standard of care for the treatment of all children with gender dysphoria, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics today released the following statement urging caution and reconsideration.