410.602 Legislative intent.—The purpose of ss. 410.601-410.606 is to assist disabled adults to live dignified and reasonably independent lives in their own homes or in the homes of relatives or friends. The Legislature intends through ss. 410.601-410.606 to provide for the development, expansion, and coordination of community-based services for disabled adults, but not to supplant existing programs. The Legislature further intends to establish a continuum of services so that disabled adults may be assured the least restrictive environment suitable to their needs. In addition, the Legislature intends that the Department of Children and Families encourage innovative and efficient approaches to program management, staff training, and service delivery.
History.—s. 6, ch. 88-350; s. 125, ch. 97-101; s. 214, ch. 2014-19.