Florida Senate - 2017                                    SB 1094
       By Senator Gainer
       2-01341-17                                            20171094__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Forensic Hospital Diversion
    3         Pilot Program; amending s. 916.185, F.S.; authorizing
    4         the Department of Children and Families to implement a
    5         Forensic Hospital Diversion Pilot Program in Okaloosa
    6         County in conjunction with the First Judicial Circuit
    7         in Okaloosa County; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
   12  916.185, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   13         916.185 Forensic Hospital Diversion Pilot Program.—
   14         (3) CREATION.—There is authorized a Forensic Hospital
   15  Diversion Pilot Program to provide competency-restoration and
   16  community-reintegration services in either a locked residential
   17  treatment facility when appropriate or a community-based
   18  facility based on considerations of public safety, the needs of
   19  the individual, and available resources.
   20         (a) The department may implement a Forensic Hospital
   21  Diversion Pilot Program modeled after the Miami-Dade Forensic
   22  Alternative Center, taking into account local needs and
   23  resources in Okaloosa County, in conjunction with the First
   24  Judicial Circuit in Okaloosa County; in Duval County, in
   25  conjunction with the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Duval County; in
   26  Broward County, in conjunction with the Seventeenth Judicial
   27  Circuit in Broward County; and in Miami-Dade County, in
   28  conjunction with the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade
   29  County.
   30         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.