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.
AAP Urges White House, Congress to Take Comprehensive, Urgent Action to Address Infant Formula Shortage
As the national shortage in infant formula continues, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) wrote two letters to federal officials urging immediate action at every level of government to increase the supply of safe infant formula in the United States.
In response to the ongoing outbreak of meningococcal infections in Florida, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) today issued the following recommendation to parents, pediatricians and pediatric healthcare providers.
Today, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) – representing more than 2,500 pediatricians in Florida – released the following statement, encouraging Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto the “Parental Rights in Education” bill, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
Following a COVID-19 roundtable convened by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis where Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo recommended against the COVID-19 vaccine for “healthy children,” the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP), which represents more than 2,500 pediatricians across the state, spoke out in support of the COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible children ages 5 and older in Florida.
Two years into the pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics calls for renewed emphasis and support to keep schools open, stating in updated guidance that in-school learning should be prioritized, with diligent adherence to safety measures such as vaccination, universal masking and physical distancing.