Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1666
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/06/2014           .                                

       (Grimsley) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (915192) 
    3         Delete lines 221 - 236
    4  and insert:
    5         (f) Access to sufficient supports and services for
    6  medically complex children to allow them to remain in the least
    7  restrictive and most nurturing environment, which includes
    8  sufficient services in an amount and scope comparable to those
    9  services the child would receive in out-of-home care placement.
   10         (4) SERVICES FOR MEDICALLY COMPLEX CHILDREN.—The department
   11  shall maintain a program of family-centered services and
   12  supports for medically complex children. The purpose of the
   13  program is to prevent abuse and neglect of medically complex
   14  children while enhancing the capacity of families to provide for
   15  their children’s needs. Program services must include outreach,
   16  early intervention, and the provision of other supports and
   17  services to meet the child’s needs. The department shall
   18  collaborate with all relevant state and local agencies to
   19  provide needed services.