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2017 Florida Statutes

F.S. 945.49
945.49 Operation and administration.
(1) ADMINISTRATION.The department is authorized to contract with the appropriate entities, agencies, persons, and local governing bodies to provide mental health services pursuant to ss. 945.40-945.49.
(2) RULES.The department, in cooperation with the Mental Health Program Office of the Department of Children and Families, shall adopt rules necessary for administration of ss. 945.40-945.49 in accordance with chapter 120.
(3) ORIENTATION AND TRAINING.Correctional officers employed by a mental health treatment facility shall receive specialized training above and beyond that required for basic certification pursuant to chapter 943.
(4) STATUS OF INMATE.An inmate receiving mental health treatment shall be subject to the same standards applied to other inmates in the department, including, but not limited to, consideration for parole, release by reason of gain-time allowances as provided for in s. 944.291, and release by expiration of sentence.
History.s. 1, ch. 82-224; s. 29, ch. 84-361; s. 322, ch. 96-410; s. 10, ch. 96-422; s. 319, ch. 99-8; s. 18, ch. 2008-250; s. 328, ch. 2014-19.