The CARE Council shall be a collaborative and balanced body of HIV infected and affected individuals, service providers, community leaders and interested individuals whose responsibilities shall be to plan, develop, monitor, evaluate and advocate for a medical and support services system for individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
The CARE Council shall:
Develop a comprehensive plan for the entity and delivery of health services described in the Ryan White CARE Act, as it may be amended (hereinafter referred to as the Ryan White Act) that is compatible with any existing State or local plan regarding the provision of health services to individuals with HIV disease.
Establish priorities for the allocation of Ryan White Act Part A and Ryan White Part B funds, State of Florida 4B General Revenue and Patient Care Network, and other appropriate funds within Palm Beach County, including how best to meet each such priority and additional factors that the grantees or Lead Agency shall consider based on:
- Documented needs of the HIV infected population;
- Cost and outcome effectiveness of proposed service strategies and interventions, to the extent that such data are reasonably available (either demonstrated or probable);
- Priorities of the HIV infected communities for whom the services are intended; and
- Availability of other governmental and non-governmental resources.
A community where individuals who live with HIV/AIDS do so without prejudice, abandonment, or social stigma.
A community where people living with HIV/AIDS are afforded a comprehensive range of medical and support services assuring the person's wellness, independence, and self sufficiency.
A community where HIV medical and support services are eligibility accessed based upon need, and approved CARE Council guidelines.