State Mandated Human Services Programs

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Healthcare Responsibility Act (HCRA)

HCRA is a state mandated program that provides reimbursement to participating out-of-county hospitals for indigent Sarasota County residents who have emergencies that require care at their hospitals.

The HCRA program is governed by Sections 154.301 - 154.331 Florida Statutes and Chapter 59H-1 Florida Administrative Code.


Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program

 The Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation program is a state mandated program for individuals that die within the confines of Sarasota County and remained unclaimed by the legally authorized representative.

This program is governed under Florida Statute 406.52 and Department Policy.

For more information on any of these services, contact Anna Day at 941-861-2566 or