Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1650
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Health Policy (Albritton) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (37) of section 39.01, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         39.01 Definitions.—When used in this chapter, unless the
    8  context otherwise requires:
    9         (37) “Institutional child abuse or neglect” means
   10  situations of known or suspected child abuse or neglect in which
   11  the person allegedly perpetrating the child abuse or neglect is
   12  an employee of a public or private school, public or private day
   13  care center, residential home, institution, facility, or agency
   14  or any other person at such institution responsible for the
   15  child’s care as defined in this section subsection (54).
   16         Section 2. Paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
   17  39.4015, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   18         39.4015 Family finding.—
   19         (2) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:
   20         (d)“Fictive kin” means an individual who is unrelated to
   21  the child by either birth or marriage, but has such a close
   22  emotional relationship with the child that he or she may be
   23  considered part of the family.
   24         Section 3. Paragraph (h) of subsection (8) of section
   25  39.402, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   26         39.402 Placement in a shelter.—
   27         (8)
   28         (h) The order for placement of a child in shelter care must
   29  identify the parties present at the hearing and must contain
   30  written findings:
   31         1. That placement in shelter care is necessary based on the
   32  criteria in subsections (1) and (2).
   33         2. That placement in shelter care is in the best interest
   34  of the child.
   35         3. That continuation of the child in the home is contrary
   36  to the welfare of the child because the home situation presents
   37  a substantial and immediate danger to the child’s physical,
   38  mental, or emotional health or safety which cannot be mitigated
   39  by the provision of preventive services.
   40         4. That based upon the allegations of the petition for
   41  placement in shelter care, there is probable cause to believe
   42  that the child is dependent or that the court needs additional
   43  time, which may not exceed 72 hours, in which to obtain and
   44  review documents pertaining to the family in order to
   45  appropriately determine the risk to the child.
   46         5. That the department has made reasonable efforts to
   47  prevent or eliminate the need for removal of the child from the
   48  home. A finding of reasonable effort by the department to
   49  prevent or eliminate the need for removal may be made and the
   50  department is deemed to have made reasonable efforts to prevent
   51  or eliminate the need for removal if:
   52         a. The first contact of the department with the family
   53  occurs during an emergency;
   54         b. The appraisal of the home situation by the department
   55  indicates that the home situation presents a substantial and
   56  immediate danger to the child’s physical, mental, or emotional
   57  health or safety which cannot be mitigated by the provision of
   58  preventive services;
   59         c. The child cannot safely remain at home, either because
   60  there are no preventive services that can ensure the health and
   61  safety of the child or because, even with appropriate and
   62  available services being provided, the health and safety of the
   63  child cannot be ensured; or
   64         d. The parent or legal custodian is alleged to have
   65  committed any of the acts listed as grounds for expedited
   66  termination of parental rights in s. 39.806(1)(f)-(i).
   67         6. That the department has made reasonable efforts to keep
   68  siblings together if they are removed and placed in out-of-home
   69  care unless such placement is not in the best interest of each
   70  child. It is preferred that siblings be kept together in a
   71  foster home, if available. Other reasonable efforts shall
   72  include short-term placement in a group home with the ability to
   73  accommodate sibling groups if such a placement is available. The
   74  department shall report to the court its efforts to place
   75  siblings together unless the court finds that such placement is
   76  not in the best interest of a child or his or her sibling.
   77         7. That the court notified the parents, relatives that are
   78  providing out-of-home care for the child, or legal custodians of
   79  the time, date, and location of the next dependency hearing and
   80  of the importance of the active participation of the parents,
   81  relatives that are providing out-of-home care for the child, or
   82  legal custodians in all proceedings and hearings.
   83         8. That the court notified the parents or legal custodians
   84  of their right to counsel to represent them at the shelter
   85  hearing and at each subsequent hearing or proceeding, and the
   86  right of the parents to appointed counsel, pursuant to the
   87  procedures set forth in s. 39.013.
   88         9. That the court notified relatives who are providing out
   89  of-home care for a child as a result of the shelter petition
   90  being granted that they have the right to attend all subsequent
   91  hearings, to submit reports to the court, and to speak to the
   92  court regarding the child, if they so desire.
   93         10.That the department has placement and care
   94  responsibility for any child who is not placed in the care of a
   95  parent at the conclusion of the shelter hearing.
   96         Section 4. Subsection (3) and paragraphs (g), (h), and (i)
   97  of subsection (6) of section 39.407, Florida Statutes, are
   98  amended to read:
   99         39.407 Medical, psychiatric, and psychological examination
  100  and treatment of child; physical, mental, or substance abuse
  101  examination of person with or requesting child custody.—
  102         (3)(a)1. Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (b)1.
  103  or paragraph (e), before the department provides psychotropic
  104  medications to a child in its custody, the prescribing physician
  105  or the advanced practice registered nurse whose specialty is
  106  psychiatric nursing, as defined in chapter 394, and who is given
  107  prescribing authority pursuant to chapter 464 shall attempt to
  108  obtain express and informed consent, as defined in s.
  109  394.455(15) and as described in s. 394.459(3)(a), from the
  110  child’s parent or legal guardian. The department must take steps
  111  necessary to facilitate the inclusion of the parent in the
  112  child’s consultation with the physician or advanced practice
  113  registered nurse. However, if the parental rights of the parent
  114  have been terminated, the parent’s location or identity is
  115  unknown or cannot reasonably be ascertained, or the parent
  116  declines to give express and informed consent, the department
  117  may, after consultation with the prescribing physician or
  118  advanced practice registered nurse, seek court authorization to
  119  provide the psychotropic medications to the child. Unless
  120  parental rights have been terminated and if it is possible to do
  121  so, the department shall continue to involve the parent in the
  122  decisionmaking process regarding the provision of psychotropic
  123  medications. If, at any time, a parent whose parental rights
  124  have not been terminated provides express and informed consent
  125  to the provision of a psychotropic medication, the requirements
  126  of this section that the department seek court authorization do
  127  not apply to that medication until such time as the parent no
  128  longer consents.
  129         2. Any time the department seeks a medical evaluation to
  130  determine the need to initiate or continue a psychotropic
  131  medication for a child, the department must provide to the
  132  evaluating physician or advanced practice registered nurse all
  133  pertinent medical information known to the department concerning
  134  that child.
  135         (b)1. If a child who is removed from the home under s.
  136  39.401 is receiving prescribed psychotropic medication at the
  137  time of removal and parental authorization to continue providing
  138  the medication cannot be obtained, the department may take
  139  possession of the remaining medication and may continue to
  140  provide the medication as prescribed until the shelter hearing,
  141  if it is determined that the medication is a current
  142  prescription for that child and the medication is in its
  143  original container.
  144         2. If the department continues to provide the psychotropic
  145  medication to a child when parental authorization cannot be
  146  obtained, the department shall notify the parent or legal
  147  guardian as soon as possible that the medication is being
  148  provided to the child as provided in subparagraph 1. The child’s
  149  official departmental record must include the reason parental
  150  authorization was not initially obtained and an explanation of
  151  why the medication is necessary for the child’s well-being.
  152         3. If the department is advised by a physician licensed
  153  under chapter 458 or chapter 459 or an advanced practice
  154  registered nurse whose specialty is psychiatric nursing, as
  155  defined in chapter 394, and who is given prescribing authority
  156  pursuant to chapter 464 that the child should continue the
  157  psychotropic medication and parental authorization has not been
  158  obtained, the department shall request court authorization at
  159  the shelter hearing to continue to provide the psychotropic
  160  medication and shall provide to the court any information in its
  161  possession in support of the request. Any authorization granted
  162  at the shelter hearing may extend only until the arraignment
  163  hearing on the petition for adjudication of dependency or 28
  164  days following the date of removal, whichever occurs sooner.
  165         4. Before filing the dependency petition, the department
  166  shall ensure that the child is evaluated by a physician licensed
  167  under chapter 458 or chapter 459 or an advanced practice
  168  registered nurse whose specialty is psychiatric nursing, as
  169  defined in chapter 394, and who is given prescribing authority
  170  pursuant to chapter 464 to determine whether it is appropriate
  171  to continue the psychotropic medication. If, as a result of the
  172  evaluation, the department seeks court authorization to continue
  173  the psychotropic medication, a motion for such continued
  174  authorization shall be filed at the same time as the dependency
  175  petition, within 21 days after the shelter hearing.
  176         (c) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (e), the
  177  department must file a motion seeking the court’s authorization
  178  to initially provide or continue to provide psychotropic
  179  medication to a child in its legal custody. The motion must be
  180  supported by a written report prepared by the department which
  181  describes the efforts made to enable the prescribing physician
  182  or advanced practice registered nurse whose specialty is
  183  psychiatric nursing, as defined in chapter 394, and who is given
  184  prescribing authority pursuant to chapter 464 to obtain express
  185  and informed consent for providing the medication to the child
  186  and other treatments considered or recommended for the child. In
  187  addition, the motion must be supported by the prescribing
  188  physician’s or advanced practice registered nurse’s signed
  189  medical report providing:
  190         1. The name of the child, the name and range of the dosage
  191  of the psychotropic medication, and that there is a need to
  192  prescribe psychotropic medication to the child based upon a
  193  diagnosed condition for which such medication is being
  194  prescribed.
  195         2. A statement indicating that the physician has reviewed
  196  all medical information concerning the child which has been
  197  provided.
  198         3. A statement indicating that the psychotropic medication,
  199  at its prescribed dosage, is appropriate for treating the
  200  child’s diagnosed medical condition, as well as the behaviors
  201  and symptoms the medication, at its prescribed dosage, is
  202  expected to address.
  203         4. An explanation of the nature and purpose of the
  204  treatment; the recognized side effects, risks, and
  205  contraindications of the medication; drug-interaction
  206  precautions; the possible effects of stopping the medication;
  207  and how the treatment will be monitored, followed by a statement
  208  indicating that this explanation was provided to the child if
  209  age appropriate and to the child’s caregiver.
  210         5. Documentation addressing whether the psychotropic
  211  medication will replace or supplement any other currently
  212  prescribed medications or treatments; the length of time the
  213  child is expected to be taking the medication; and any
  214  additional medical, mental health, behavioral, counseling, or
  215  other services that the prescribing physician or advanced
  216  practice registered nurse recommends.
  217         (d)1. The department must notify all parties of the
  218  proposed action taken under paragraph (c) in writing or by
  219  whatever other method best ensures that all parties receive
  220  notification of the proposed action within 48 hours after the
  221  motion is filed. If any party objects to the department’s
  222  motion, that party shall file the objection within 2 working
  223  days after being notified of the department’s motion. If any
  224  party files an objection to the authorization of the proposed
  225  psychotropic medication, the court shall hold a hearing as soon
  226  as possible before authorizing the department to initially
  227  provide or to continue providing psychotropic medication to a
  228  child in the legal custody of the department. At such hearing
  229  and notwithstanding s. 90.803, the medical report described in
  230  paragraph (c) is admissible in evidence. The prescribing
  231  physician or advanced practice registered nurse whose specialty
  232  is psychiatric nursing, as defined in chapter 394, and who is
  233  given prescribing authority pursuant to chapter 464 need not
  234  attend the hearing or testify unless the court specifically
  235  orders such attendance or testimony, or a party subpoenas the
  236  physician or advanced practice registered nurse to attend the
  237  hearing or provide testimony. If, after considering any
  238  testimony received, the court finds that the department’s motion
  239  and the physician’s or advanced practice registered nurse’s
  240  medical report meet the requirements of this subsection and that
  241  it is in the child’s best interests, the court may order that
  242  the department provide or continue to provide the psychotropic
  243  medication to the child without additional testimony or
  244  evidence. At any hearing held under this paragraph, the court
  245  shall further inquire of the department as to whether additional
  246  medical, mental health, behavioral, counseling, or other
  247  services are being provided to the child by the department which
  248  the prescribing physician or advanced practice registered nurse
  249  considers to be necessary or beneficial in treating the child’s
  250  medical condition and which the physician or advanced practice
  251  registered nurse recommends or expects to provide to the child
  252  in concert with the medication. The court may order additional
  253  medical consultation, including consultation with the MedConsult
  254  line at the University of Florida, if available, or require the
  255  department to obtain a second opinion within a reasonable
  256  timeframe as established by the court, not to exceed 21 calendar
  257  days, after such order based upon consideration of the best
  258  interests of the child. The department must make a referral for
  259  an appointment for a second opinion with a physician within 1
  260  working day. The court may not order the discontinuation of
  261  prescribed psychotropic medication if such order is contrary to
  262  the decision of the prescribing physician or advanced practice
  263  registered nurse unless the court first obtains an opinion from
  264  a licensed psychiatrist, if available, or, if not available, a
  265  physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459, stating
  266  that more likely than not, discontinuing the medication would
  267  not cause significant harm to the child. If, however, the
  268  prescribing psychiatrist specializes in mental health care for
  269  children and adolescents, the court may not order the
  270  discontinuation of prescribed psychotropic medication unless the
  271  required opinion is also from a psychiatrist who specializes in
  272  mental health care for children and adolescents. The court may
  273  also order the discontinuation of prescribed psychotropic
  274  medication if a child’s treating physician, licensed under
  275  chapter 458 or chapter 459, states that continuing the
  276  prescribed psychotropic medication would cause significant harm
  277  to the child due to a diagnosed nonpsychiatric medical
  278  condition.
  279         2. The burden of proof at any hearing held under this
  280  paragraph shall be by a preponderance of the evidence.
  281         (e)1. If the child’s prescribing physician or advanced
  282  practice registered nurse whose specialty is psychiatric
  283  nursing, as defined in chapter 394, and who is given prescribing
  284  authority pursuant to chapter 464 certifies in the signed
  285  medical report required in paragraph (c) that delay in providing
  286  a prescribed psychotropic medication would more likely than not
  287  cause significant harm to the child, the medication may be
  288  provided in advance of the issuance of a court order. In such
  289  event, the medical report must provide the specific reasons why
  290  the child may experience significant harm and the nature and the
  291  extent of the potential harm. The department must submit a
  292  motion seeking continuation of the medication and the
  293  physician’s medical report to the court, the child’s guardian ad
  294  litem, and all other parties within 3 working days after the
  295  department commences providing the medication to the child. The
  296  department shall seek the order at the next regularly scheduled
  297  court hearing required under this chapter, or within 30 days
  298  after the date of the prescription, whichever occurs sooner. If
  299  any party objects to the department’s motion, the court shall
  300  hold a hearing within 7 days.
  301         2. Psychotropic medications may be administered in advance
  302  of a court order in hospitals, crisis stabilization units, and
  303  in statewide inpatient psychiatric programs. Within 3 working
  304  days after the medication is begun, the department must seek
  305  court authorization as described in paragraph (c).
  306         (f)1. The department shall fully inform the court of the
  307  child’s medical and behavioral status as part of the social
  308  services report prepared for each judicial review hearing held
  309  for a child for whom psychotropic medication has been prescribed
  310  or provided under this subsection. As a part of the information
  311  provided to the court, the department shall furnish copies of
  312  all pertinent medical records concerning the child which have
  313  been generated since the previous hearing. On its own motion or
  314  on good cause shown by any party, including any guardian ad
  315  litem, attorney, or attorney ad litem who has been appointed to
  316  represent the child or the child’s interests, the court may
  317  review the status more frequently than required in this
  318  subsection.
  319         2. The court may, in the best interests of the child, order
  320  the department to obtain a medical opinion addressing whether
  321  the continued use of the medication under the circumstances is
  322  safe and medically appropriate.
  323         (g) The department shall adopt rules to ensure that
  324  children receive timely access to clinically appropriate
  325  psychotropic medications. These rules must include, but need not
  326  be limited to, the process for determining which adjunctive
  327  services are needed, the uniform process for facilitating the
  328  prescribing physician’s or advanced practice registered nurse’s
  329  ability to obtain the express and informed consent of a child’s
  330  parent or guardian, the procedures for obtaining court
  331  authorization for the provision of a psychotropic medication,
  332  the frequency of medical monitoring and reporting on the status
  333  of the child to the court, how the child’s parents will be
  334  involved in the treatment-planning process if their parental
  335  rights have not been terminated, and how caretakers are to be
  336  provided information contained in the physician’s or advanced
  337  practice registered nurse’s signed medical report. The rules
  338  must also include uniform forms to be used in requesting court
  339  authorization for the use of a psychotropic medication and
  340  provide for the integration of each child’s treatment plan and
  341  case plan. The department must begin the formal rulemaking
  342  process within 90 days after the effective date of this act.
  343         (6) Children who are in the legal custody of the department
  344  may be placed by the department, without prior approval of the
  345  court, in a residential treatment center licensed under s.
  346  394.875 or a hospital licensed under chapter 395 for residential
  347  mental health treatment only pursuant to this section or may be
  348  placed by the court in accordance with an order of involuntary
  349  examination or involuntary placement entered pursuant to s.
  350  394.463 or s. 394.467. All children placed in a residential
  351  treatment program under this subsection must have a guardian ad
  352  litem appointed.
  353         (g)1. The department must submit, at the beginning of each
  354  month, to the court having jurisdiction over the child, a
  355  written report regarding the child’s progress toward achieving
  356  the goals specified in the individualized plan of treatment.
  357         2. The court must conduct a hearing to review the status of
  358  the child’s residential treatment plan no later than 60 days 3
  359  months after the child’s admission to the residential treatment
  360  program. An independent review of the child’s progress toward
  361  achieving the goals and objectives of the treatment plan must be
  362  completed by a qualified evaluator and submitted to the court
  363  before its 60-day 3-month review.
  364         3. For any child in residential treatment at the time a
  365  judicial review is held pursuant to s. 39.701, the child’s
  366  continued placement in residential treatment must be a subject
  367  of the judicial review.
  368         4. If at any time the court determines that the child is
  369  not suitable for continued residential treatment, the court
  370  shall order the department to place the child in the least
  371  restrictive setting that is best suited to meet his or her
  372  needs.
  373         (h) After the initial 60-day 3-month review, the court must
  374  conduct a review of the child’s residential treatment plan every
  375  90 days.
  376         (i) The department must adopt rules for implementing
  377  timeframes for the completion of suitability assessments by
  378  qualified evaluators and a procedure that includes timeframes
  379  for completing the 60-day 3-month independent review by the
  380  qualified evaluators of the child’s progress toward achieving
  381  the goals and objectives of the treatment plan which review must
  382  be submitted to the court. The Agency for Health Care
  383  Administration must adopt rules for the registration of
  384  qualified evaluators, the procedure for selecting the evaluators
  385  to conduct the reviews required under this section, and a
  386  reasonable, cost-efficient fee schedule for qualified
  387  evaluators.
  388         Section 5. Present paragraphs (a) through (h) of subsection
  389  (2) of section 39.5085, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
  390  paragraphs (b) through (i), respectively, paragraph (a) of
  391  subsection (1) is amended, and a new paragraph (a) is added to
  392  subsection (2) of that section, to read:
  393         39.5085 Relative Caregiver Program.—
  394         (1) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this
  395  section to:
  396         (a) Provide for the establishment of procedures and
  397  protocols that serve to advance the continued safety of children
  398  by acknowledging the valued resource uniquely available through
  399  grandparents, relatives of children, and specified nonrelatives
  400  of children pursuant to subparagraph (2)(b)3. (2)(a)3.
  401         (2)
  402         (a)Relatives or nonrelatives who are caring for a child
  403  and do not meet the eligibility requirements for Level I
  404  licensure under s. 409.175 may apply for the Relative Caregiver
  405  Program.
  406         Section 6. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
  407  39.5086, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  408         39.5086 Kinship navigator programs.—
  409         (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:
  410         (a)“Fictive kin” has the same meaning as provided in s.
  411  39.4015(2)(d).
  412         Section 7. Subsections (6) and (10) of section 39.6225,
  413  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  414         39.6225 Guardianship Assistance Program.—
  415         (6) Guardianship assistance benefits shall be terminated if
  416  the guardian is no longer providing support to the child. For
  417  purposes of this subsection, a guardian is considered to no
  418  longer be providing support to the child if:
  419         (a) The child is absent from the home of the guardian for a
  420  period of at least 60 consecutive calendar days, unless the
  421  child:
  422         1. Is absent due to medical care, school attendance,
  423  runaway status, or detention in a Department of Juvenile Justice
  424  facility; and
  425         2. Continues to be under the care and custody of the
  426  guardian.
  427         (b) The court modifies the placement of the child and the
  428  guardian is no longer eligible to receive guardianship
  429  assistance benefits.
  430         (10) The case plan must describe the following for each
  431  child with a permanency goal of permanent guardianship in which
  432  the guardian is pursuing in receipt of guardianship assistance
  433  payments:
  434         (a) The manner in which the child meets program eligibility
  435  requirements.
  436         (b) The manner in which the department determined that
  437  reunification or adoption is not appropriate.
  438         (c) Efforts to discuss adoption with the child’s permanent
  439  guardian.
  440         (d) Efforts to discuss guardianship assistance with the
  441  child’s parent or the reasons why efforts were not made.
  442         (e) The reasons why a permanent placement with the
  443  prospective guardian is in the best interest of the child.
  444         (f) The reasons why the child is separated from his or her
  445  siblings during placement, if applicable.
  446         (g) Efforts to consult the child, if the child is 14 years
  447  of age or older, regarding the permanent guardianship
  448  arrangement.
  449         Section 8. Subsections (2) and (3), paragraph (a) of
  450  subsection (4), and subsection (6) of section 39.6251, Florida
  451  Statutes, are amended, and subsection (10) is added to that
  452  section, to read:
  453         39.6251 Continuing care for young adults.—
  454         (2) The primary goal for a child in care is permanency. A
  455  child who is living in licensed care on his or her 18th birthday
  456  and who has not achieved permanency under s. 39.621 is eligible
  457  to remain in licensed care under the jurisdiction of the court
  458  and in the care of the department. A child is eligible to remain
  459  in licensed care if he or she is:
  460         (a) Completing secondary education or a program leading to
  461  an equivalent credential;
  462         (b) Enrolled in an institution that provides postsecondary
  463  or vocational education;
  464         (c) Participating in a program or activity designed to
  465  promote or eliminate barriers to employment;
  466         (d) Employed for at least 80 hours per month; or
  467         (e) Unable to participate in programs or activities listed
  468  in paragraphs (a)-(d) full time due to a physical, intellectual,
  469  emotional, or psychiatric condition that limits participation.
  470  Any such barrier to participation must be supported by
  471  documentation in the child’s case file or school or medical
  472  records of a physical, intellectual, or psychiatric condition
  473  that impairs the child’s ability to perform one or more life
  474  activities.
  476  The young adult must furnish documentation to the department or
  477  lead agency of his or her participation in one of the programs
  478  or activities listed in paragraphs (a)-(d), or his or her
  479  inability to participate in one of the programs or activities as
  480  provided in paragraph (e), or authorize the release of his or
  481  her records to the department or lead agency.
  482         (3) The permanency goal for a young adult who chooses to
  483  remain in care past his or her 18th birthday is to transition to
  484  independence from licensed care to independent living.
  485         (4)(a) The young adult must reside in a supervised living
  486  environment that is approved by the department or a community
  487  based care lead agency. The young adult shall live
  488  independently, but in an environment in which he or she is
  489  provided supervision, case management, and supportive services
  490  by the department or lead agency. Such an environment must offer
  491  developmentally appropriate freedom and responsibility to
  492  prepare the young adult for adulthood. For the purposes of this
  493  subsection, a supervised living arrangement may include a
  494  licensed foster home, licensed group home, college dormitory,
  495  shared housing, apartment, or another housing arrangement if the
  496  arrangement is approved by the community-based care lead agency
  497  and is acceptable to the young adult, with first choice being a
  498  licensed foster home. A young adult may continue to reside with
  499  the same licensed foster family or group care provider with whom
  500  he or she was residing at the time he or she reached the age of
  501  18 years.
  502         (6) A young adult who is between the ages of 18 and 21 and
  503  who has left care may return to care by applying to the
  504  community-based care lead agency for readmission through the
  505  execution of a voluntary placement agreement. The community
  506  based care lead agency shall readmit the young adult if he or
  507  she continues to meet the eligibility requirements in this
  508  section.
  509         (a) The department shall develop a standard procedure and
  510  application packet for readmission to care to be used by all
  511  community-based care lead agencies.
  512         (b) Within 30 days after the young adult has been
  513  readmitted to care, the community-based care lead agency shall
  514  assign a case manager to update the case plan and the transition
  515  plan and to arrange for the required services. Updates to the
  516  case plan and the transition plan and arrangements for the
  517  required services shall be undertaken in consultation with the
  518  young adult. The department shall petition the court to
  519  reinstate jurisdiction over the young adult. Notwithstanding s.
  520  39.013(2), the court shall resume jurisdiction over the young
  521  adult if the department establishes that he or she continues to
  522  meet the eligibility requirements in this section.
  523         (10)The department shall adopt rules to administer this
  524  section.
  525         Section 9. Paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
  526  39.701, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraphs (f) and (g)
  527  are added to subsection (4) of that section, to read:
  528         39.701 Judicial review.—
  530  AGE.—
  531         (d) Orders.—
  532         1. Based upon the criteria set forth in paragraph (c) and
  533  the recommended order of the citizen review panel, if any, the
  534  court shall determine whether or not the social service agency
  535  shall initiate proceedings to have a child declared a dependent
  536  child, return the child to the parent, continue the child in
  537  out-of-home care for a specified period of time, or initiate
  538  termination of parental rights proceedings for subsequent
  539  placement in an adoptive home. Amendments to the case plan must
  540  be prepared as provided prescribed in s. 39.6013. If the court
  541  finds that the prevention or reunification efforts of the
  542  department will allow the child to remain safely at home or be
  543  safely returned to the home, the court shall allow the child to
  544  remain in or return to the home after making a specific finding
  545  of fact that the reasons for the creation of the case plan have
  546  been remedied to the extent that the child’s safety, well-being,
  547  and physical, mental, and emotional health will not be
  548  endangered.
  549         2. The court shall return the child to the custody of his
  550  or her the parents at any time it determines that the
  551  circumstances which caused the out-of-home placement, and issues
  552  subsequently identified, have been remedied to the extent that
  553  return of the child to the home with an in-home safety plan
  554  prepared or approved by the department that they have
  555  substantially complied with the case plan, if the court is
  556  satisfied that reunification will not be detrimental to the
  557  child’s safety, well-being, and physical, mental, and emotional
  558  health.
  559         3. If, in the opinion of the court, the social service
  560  agency has not complied with its obligations as specified in the
  561  written case plan, the court may find the social service agency
  562  in contempt, shall order the social service agency to submit its
  563  plans for compliance with the agreement, and shall require the
  564  social service agency to show why the child could not safely be
  565  returned to the home of the parents.
  566         4. If, at any judicial review, the court finds that the
  567  parents have failed to substantially comply with the case plan
  568  to the degree that further reunification efforts are without
  569  merit and not in the best interest of the child, on its own
  570  motion, the court may order the filing of a petition for
  571  termination of parental rights, regardless of whether or not the
  572  time period as contained in the case plan for substantial
  573  compliance has expired.
  574         5. Within 6 months after the date that the child was placed
  575  in shelter care, the court shall conduct a judicial review
  576  hearing to review the child’s permanency goal as identified in
  577  the case plan. At the hearing the court shall make findings
  578  regarding the likelihood of the child’s reunification with the
  579  parent or legal custodian. In making such findings, the court
  580  shall consider the level of the parent or legal custodian’s
  581  compliance with the case plan and demonstrated change in
  582  protective capacities compared to that necessary to achieve
  583  timely reunification within 12 months after the removal of the
  584  child from the home. The court shall also consider the
  585  frequency, duration, manner, and level of engagement of the
  586  parent or legal custodian’s visitation with the child in
  587  compliance with the case plan. If the court makes a written
  588  finding that it is not likely that the child will be reunified
  589  with the parent or legal custodian within 12 months after the
  590  child was removed from the home, the department must file with
  591  the court, and serve on all parties, a motion to amend the case
  592  plan under s. 39.6013 and declare that it will use concurrent
  593  planning for the case plan. The department must file the motion
  594  within 10 business days after receiving the written finding of
  595  the court. The department must attach the proposed amended case
  596  plan to the motion. If concurrent planning is already being
  597  used, the case plan must document the efforts the department is
  598  taking to complete the concurrent goal.
  599         6. The court may issue a protective order in assistance, or
  600  as a condition, of any other order made under this part. In
  601  addition to the requirements included in the case plan, the
  602  protective order may set forth requirements relating to
  603  reasonable conditions of behavior to be observed for a specified
  604  period of time by a person or agency who is before the court,;
  605  and the order may require any person or agency to make periodic
  606  reports to the court containing such information as the court in
  607  its discretion may prescribe.
  608         7.If, at any judicial review, the court determines that
  609  the child shall remain in out-of-home care in a placement other
  610  than with a parent, the court shall order that the department
  611  has placement and care responsibility for the child.
  613  each period of time that a young adult remains in foster care,
  614  the court shall review the status of the young adult at least
  615  every 6 months and must hold a permanency review hearing at
  616  least annually.
  617         (f)If the young adult elects to voluntarily leave extended
  618  foster care for the sole purpose of ending a removal episode and
  619  immediately thereafter executes a voluntary placement agreement
  620  with the department to reenroll in extended foster care, the
  621  court shall enter an order finding that the prior removal
  622  episode has ended. Under these circumstances, the court
  623  maintains jurisdiction and a petition to reinstate jurisdiction
  624  as provided in s. 39.6251(6)(b) is not required.
  625         (g)1.When a young adult enters extended foster care by
  626  executing a voluntary placement agreement, the court shall enter
  627  an order within 180 days after execution of the agreement which
  628  determines whether the placement is in the best interest of the
  629  young adult. For purposes of this paragraph, a placement may
  630  include a licensed foster home, licensed group home, college
  631  dormitory, shared housing, apartment, or another housing
  632  arrangement, if the arrangement is approved by the community
  633  based care lead agency and is acceptable to the young adult.
  634         2.When a young adult is in extended foster care, each
  635  judicial review order shall provide that the department has
  636  placement and care responsibility for the young adult.
  637         3.When a young adult is in extended foster care, the court
  638  shall enter an order at least every 12 months that includes a
  639  finding of whether the department has made reasonable efforts to
  640  finalize the permanency plan currently in effect.
  641         Section 10. Present subsections (9) and (10) of section
  642  409.1451, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (10)
  643  and (11), respectively, paragraph (b) of subsection (2) is
  644  amended, and a new subsection (9) is added to that section, to
  645  read:
  646         409.1451 The Road-to-Independence Program.—
  648         (b) The amount of the financial assistance shall be as
  649  follows:
  650         1. For a young adult who does not remain in foster care and
  651  is attending a postsecondary school as provided in s. 1009.533,
  652  the amount is $1,256 monthly.
  653         2. For a young adult who remains in foster care, is
  654  attending a postsecondary school, as provided in s. 1009.533,
  655  and continues to reside in a licensed foster home, the amount is
  656  the established room and board rate for foster parents. This
  657  takes the place of the payment provided for in s. 409.145(4).
  658         3. For a young adult who remains in foster care, but
  659  temporarily resides away from a licensed foster home for
  660  purposes of attending a postsecondary school as provided in s.
  661  1009.533, the amount is $1,256 monthly. This takes the place of
  662  the payment provided for in s. 409.145(4).
  663         4. For a young adult who remains in foster care, is
  664  attending a postsecondary school as provided in s. 1009.533, and
  665  continues to reside in a licensed group home, the amount is
  666  negotiated between the community-based care lead agency and the
  667  licensed group home provider.
  668         5. For a young adult who remains in foster care, but
  669  temporarily resides away from a licensed group home for purposes
  670  of attending a postsecondary school as provided in s. 1009.533,
  671  the amount is $1,256 monthly. This takes the place of a
  672  negotiated room and board rate.
  673         6.The amount of the award may be disregarded for purposes
  674  of determining the eligibility for, or the amount of, any other
  675  federal or federally supported assistance.
  676         6.7. A young adult is eligible to receive financial
  677  assistance during the months when he or she is enrolled in a
  678  postsecondary educational institution.
  680  SERVICES.—Financial awards to young adults receiving services
  681  under subsections (2) and (3) and s. 39.6251 may be disregarded
  682  for purposes of determining the eligibility for, or the amount
  683  of, any other federal or federally supported assistance.
  684         Section 11. Paragraphs (e), (j), and (m) of subsection (2),
  685  paragraph (b) of subsection (5), paragraph (c) of subsection
  686  (6), subsection (7), paragraph (b) of subsection (9), paragraphs
  687  (b) and (c) of subsection (12), and paragraphs (b) and (d) of
  688  subsection (14) of section 409.175, Florida Statutes, are
  689  amended to read:
  690         409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential
  691  child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public
  692  records exemption.—
  693         (2) As used in this section, the term:
  694         (e) “Family foster home” means a private residence licensed
  695  by the department in which children who are unattended by a
  696  parent or legal guardian are provided 24-hour care. The term
  697  does not include an adoptive home that has been approved by the
  698  department or approved by a licensed child-placing agency for
  699  children placed for adoption.
  700         (j) “Personnel” means all owners, operators, employees, and
  701  volunteers working in a child-placing agency, family foster
  702  home, or residential child-caring agency who may be employed by
  703  or do volunteer work for a person, corporation, or agency that
  704  holds a license as a child-placing agency or a residential
  705  child-caring agency, but the term does not include those who do
  706  not work on the premises where child care is furnished and have
  707  no direct contact with a child or have no contact with a child
  708  outside of the presence of the child’s parent or guardian. For
  709  purposes of screening, the term includes any member, over the
  710  age of 12 years, of the family of the owner or operator or any
  711  person other than a client, over the age of 12 years, residing
  712  with the owner or operator if the agency or family foster home
  713  is located in or adjacent to the home of the owner or operator
  714  or if the family member of, or person residing with, the owner
  715  or operator has any direct contact with the children. Members of
  716  the family of the owner or operator, or persons residing with
  717  the owner or operator, who are between the ages of 12 years and
  718  18 years are not required to be fingerprinted, but must be
  719  screened for delinquency records. For purposes of screening, the
  720  term also includes owners, operators, employees, and volunteers
  721  working in summer day camps, or summer 24-hour camps providing
  722  care for children. A volunteer who assists on an intermittent
  723  basis for less than 10 hours per month shall not be included in
  724  the term “personnel” for the purposes of screening if a person
  725  who meets the screening requirement of this section is always
  726  present and has the volunteer in his or her line of sight.
  727         (m) “Screening” means the act of assessing the background
  728  of personnel or level II through level V family foster homes and
  729  includes, but is not limited to, employment history checks as
  730  provided in chapter 435, using the level 2 standards for
  731  screening set forth in that chapter.
  732         (5) The department shall adopt and amend rules for the
  733  levels of licensed care associated with the licensure of family
  734  foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child
  735  placing agencies. The rules may include criteria to approve
  736  waivers to licensing requirements when applying for a child
  737  specific license.
  738         (b) The requirements for licensure and operation of family
  739  foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child
  740  placing agencies shall include:
  741         1. The operation, conduct, and maintenance of these homes
  742  and agencies and the responsibility which they assume for
  743  children served and the evidence of need for that service.
  744         2. The provision of food, clothing, educational
  745  opportunities, services, equipment, and individual supplies to
  746  assure the healthy physical, emotional, and mental development
  747  of the children served.
  748         3. The appropriateness, safety, cleanliness, and general
  749  adequacy of the premises, including fire prevention and health
  750  standards, to provide for the physical comfort, care, and well
  751  being of the children served.
  752         4. The ratio of staff to children required to provide
  753  adequate care and supervision of the children served and, in the
  754  case of family foster homes, the maximum number of children in
  755  the home.
  756         5. The good moral character based upon screening,
  757  education, training, and experience requirements for personnel
  758  and family foster homes.
  759         6. The department may grant exemptions from
  760  disqualification from working with children or the
  761  developmentally disabled as provided in s. 435.07.
  762         7. The provision of preservice and inservice training for
  763  all foster parents and agency staff.
  764         8. Satisfactory evidence of financial ability to provide
  765  care for the children in compliance with licensing requirements.
  766         9. The maintenance by the agency of records pertaining to
  767  admission, progress, health, and discharge of children served,
  768  including written case plans and reports to the department.
  769         10. The provision for parental involvement to encourage
  770  preservation and strengthening of a child’s relationship with
  771  the family.
  772         11. The transportation safety of children served.
  773         12. The provisions for safeguarding the cultural,
  774  religious, and ethnic values of a child.
  775         13. Provisions to safeguard the legal rights of children
  776  served.
  777         (6)
  778         (c) A licensed family foster home, child-placing agency, or
  779  residential child-caring agency which applies for renewal of its
  780  license shall submit to the department a list of personnel or
  781  household members who have worked or resided on a continuous
  782  basis at the applicant family foster home or agency since
  783  submitting fingerprints to the department, identifying those for
  784  whom a written assurance of compliance was provided by the
  785  department and identifying those personnel or household members
  786  who have recently begun working or residing at the family foster
  787  home or agency and are awaiting the results of the required
  788  fingerprint check, along with the date of the submission of
  789  those fingerprints for processing. The department shall by rule
  790  determine the frequency of requests to the Department of Law
  791  Enforcement to run state criminal records checks for such
  792  personnel or household members except for those personnel or
  793  household members awaiting the results of initial fingerprint
  794  checks for employment at the applicant family foster home or
  795  agency.
  796         (7)(a)The department may extend a license expiration date
  797  once for a period of up to 30 days. However, the department may
  798  not extend a license expiration date more than once during a
  799  licensure period The department may issue a provisional license
  800  to an applicant who is unable to conform to the licensing
  801  requirements at the time of the study, but who is believed able
  802  to meet the licensing requirements within the time allowed by
  803  the provisional license. The issuance of a provisional license
  804  shall be contingent upon the submission to the department of an
  805  acceptable written plan to overcome the deficiency by the
  806  expiration date of the provisional license.
  807         (b)A provisional license may be issued when the applicant
  808  fails to meet licensing requirements in matters that are not of
  809  immediate danger to the children and the agency has submitted a
  810  corrective action plan which is approved by the department. A
  811  provisional license may be issued if the screening material has
  812  been timely submitted; however, a provisional license may not be
  813  issued unless the applicant is in compliance with the
  814  requirements in this section for screening of personnel.
  815         (c)A provisional license shall not be issued for a period
  816  in excess of 1 year and shall not be subject to renewal; and it
  817  may be suspended if periodic inspection by the department
  818  indicates that insufficient progress has been made toward
  819  compliance with the requirements.
  820         (9)
  821         (b) Any of the following actions by a family foster home or
  822  its household members or an agency or its personnel is a ground
  823  for denial, suspension, or revocation of a license:
  824         1. An intentional or negligent act materially affecting the
  825  health or safety of children in the home or agency.
  826         2. A violation of the provisions of this section or of
  827  licensing rules adopted promulgated pursuant to this section.
  828         3. Noncompliance with the requirements for good moral
  829  character as specified in paragraph (5)(b).
  830         4. Failure to dismiss personnel or a household member found
  831  in noncompliance with requirements for good moral character.
  832         5. Failure to comply with the requirements of ss. 63.0422
  833  and 790.335.
  834         (12)
  835         (b) It is unlawful for any person, agency, family foster
  836  home, summer day camp, or summer 24-hour camp providing care for
  837  children to:
  838         1. Willfully or intentionally fail to comply with the
  839  requirements for the screening of personnel and family foster
  840  homes or the dismissal of personnel or household members found
  841  not to be in compliance with the requirements for good moral
  842  character as specified in paragraph (5)(b).
  843         2. Use information from the criminal records obtained under
  844  this section for any purpose other than screening a person for
  845  employment as specified in this section or to release such
  846  information to any other person for any purpose other than
  847  screening for employment as specified in this section.
  848         (c) It is unlawful for any person, agency, family foster
  849  home, summer day camp, or summer 24-hour camp providing care for
  850  children to use information from the juvenile records of any
  851  person obtained under this section for any purpose other than
  852  screening for employment as specified in this section or to
  853  release information from such records to any other person for
  854  any purpose other than screening for employment as specified in
  855  this section.
  856         (14)
  857         (b) As a condition of licensure, foster parents shall
  858  successfully complete a minimum of 21 hours of preservice
  859  training. The preservice training shall be uniform statewide and
  860  shall include, but not be limited to, such areas as:
  861         1. Orientation regarding agency purpose, objectives,
  862  resources, policies, and services;
  863         2. Role of the foster parent as a treatment team member;
  864         3. Transition of a child into and out of foster care,
  865  including issues of separation, loss, and attachment;
  866         4. Management of difficult child behavior that can be
  867  intensified by placement, by prior abuse or neglect, and by
  868  prior placement disruptions;
  869         5. Prevention of placement disruptions;
  870         6. Care of children at various developmental levels,
  871  including appropriate discipline; and
  872         7. Effects of foster parenting on the family of the foster
  873  parent.
  874         (d) Before prior to licensure renewal, each level II
  875  through level V foster parent must shall successfully complete 8
  876  hours of inservice training. Each level I foster parent shall
  877  successfully complete 4 hours of inservice training. Periodic
  878  time-limited training courses shall be made available for
  879  selective use by foster parents. Such inservice training shall
  880  include subjects affecting the daily living experiences of
  881  foster parenting as a foster parent. For a foster parent
  882  participating in the required inservice training, the department
  883  shall reimburse such parent for travel expenditures and, if both
  884  parents in a home are attending training or if the absence of
  885  the parent would leave the children without departmentally
  886  approved adult supervision, the department shall make provision
  887  for child care or shall reimburse the foster parents for child
  888  care purchased by the parents for children in their care.
  889         Section 12. Subsection (4) of section 409.903, Florida
  890  Statutes, is amended to read:
  891         409.903 Mandatory payments for eligible persons.—The agency
  892  shall make payments for medical assistance and related services
  893  on behalf of the following persons who the department, or the
  894  Social Security Administration by contract with the Department
  895  of Children and Families, determines to be eligible, subject to
  896  the income, assets, and categorical eligibility tests set forth
  897  in federal and state law. Payment on behalf of these Medicaid
  898  eligible persons is subject to the availability of moneys and
  899  any limitations established by the General Appropriations Act or
  900  chapter 216.
  901         (4) A child who is eligible under Title IV-E of the Social
  902  Security Act for subsidized board payments, foster care, or
  903  adoption subsidies, and a child for whom the state has assumed
  904  temporary or permanent responsibility and who does not qualify
  905  for Title IV-E assistance but is in foster care, shelter or
  906  emergency shelter care, or subsidized adoption. This category
  907  includes:
  908         (a) A young adult who is eligible to receive services under
  909  s. 409.1451, until the young adult reaches 21 years of age,
  910  without regard to any income, resource, or categorical
  911  eligibility test that is otherwise required.
  912         (b)This category also includes A person who as a child was
  913  eligible under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act for foster
  914  care or the state-provided foster care and who is a participant
  915  in the Road-to-Independence Program.
  916         (c)A child who is eligible for the Guardianship Assistance
  917  Program as provided in s. 39.6225.
  918         Section 13. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
  919  409.991, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  920         409.991 Allocation of funds for community-based care lead
  921  agencies.—
  922         (1) As used in this section, the term:
  923         (a) “Core services funds” means all funds allocated to
  924  community-based care lead agencies operating under contract with
  925  the department pursuant to s. 409.987, with the following
  926  exceptions:
  927         1. Funds appropriated for independent living;
  928         2. Funds appropriated for maintenance adoption subsidies;
  929         3. Funds allocated by the department for protective
  930  investigations training;
  931         4. Nonrecurring funds;
  932         5. Designated mental health wrap-around services funds; and
  933         6. Funds for special projects for a designated community
  934  based care lead agency; and
  935         7.Funds appropriated for the Guardianship Assistance
  936  Program under s. 39.6225.
  937         Section 14. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
  938  414.045, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  939         414.045 Cash assistance program.—Cash assistance families
  940  include any families receiving cash assistance payments from the
  941  state program for temporary assistance for needy families as
  942  defined in federal law, whether such funds are from federal
  943  funds, state funds, or commingled federal and state funds. Cash
  944  assistance families may also include families receiving cash
  945  assistance through a program defined as a separate state
  946  program.
  947         (1) For reporting purposes, families receiving cash
  948  assistance shall be grouped into the following categories. The
  949  department may develop additional groupings in order to comply
  950  with federal reporting requirements, to comply with the data
  951  reporting needs of the board of directors of CareerSource
  952  Florida, Inc., or to better inform the public of program
  953  progress.
  954         (b) Child-only cases.—Child-only cases include cases that
  955  do not have an adult or teen head of household as defined in
  956  federal law. Such cases include:
  957         1. Children in the care of caretaker relatives, if the
  958  caretaker relatives choose to have their needs excluded in the
  959  calculation of the amount of cash assistance.
  960         2. Families in the Relative Caregiver Program as provided
  961  in s. 39.5085.
  962         3. Families in which the only parent in a single-parent
  963  family or both parents in a two-parent family receive
  964  supplemental security income (SSI) benefits under Title XVI of
  965  the Social Security Act, as amended. To the extent permitted by
  966  federal law, individuals receiving SSI shall be excluded as
  967  household members in determining the amount of cash assistance,
  968  and such cases shall not be considered families containing an
  969  adult. Parents or caretaker relatives who are excluded from the
  970  cash assistance group due to receipt of SSI may choose to
  971  participate in work activities. An individual whose ability to
  972  participate in work activities is limited who volunteers to
  973  participate in work activities shall be assigned to work
  974  activities consistent with such limitations. An individual who
  975  volunteers to participate in a work activity may receive child
  976  care or support services consistent with such participation.
  977         4. Families in which the only parent in a single-parent
  978  family or both parents in a two-parent family are not eligible
  979  for cash assistance due to immigration status or other
  980  limitation of federal law. To the extent required by federal
  981  law, such cases shall not be considered families containing an
  982  adult.
  983         5. To the extent permitted by federal law and subject to
  984  appropriations, special needs children who have been adopted
  985  pursuant to s. 409.166 and whose adopting family qualifies as a
  986  needy family under the state program for temporary assistance
  987  for needy families. Notwithstanding any provision to the
  988  contrary in s. 414.075, s. 414.085, or s. 414.095, a family
  989  shall be considered a needy family if:
  990         a. The family is determined by the department to have an
  991  income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level;
  992         b. The family meets the requirements of s. 414.095(2) and
  993  (3) related to residence, citizenship, or eligible noncitizen
  994  status; and
  995         c. The family provides any information that may be
  996  necessary to meet federal reporting requirements specified under
  997  Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act.
  998         6.Families in the Guardianship Assistance Program as
  999  provided in s. 39.6225.
 1001  Families described in subparagraph 1., subparagraph 2., or
 1002  subparagraph 3. may receive child care assistance or other
 1003  supports or services so that the children may continue to be
 1004  cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives. Such
 1005  assistance or services may be funded from the temporary
 1006  assistance for needy families block grant to the extent
 1007  permitted under federal law and to the extent funds have been
 1008  provided in the General Appropriations Act.
 1009         Section 15. Paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of section
 1010  1009.25, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
 1011         1009.25 Fee exemptions.—
 1012         (1) The following students are exempt from the payment of
 1013  tuition and fees, including lab fees, at a school district that
 1014  provides workforce education programs, Florida College System
 1015  institution, or state university:
 1016         (d) A student who is or was at the time he or she reached
 1017  18 years of age in the custody of a relative or nonrelative
 1018  under s. 39.5085 or s. 39.6225 or who was adopted from the
 1019  Department of Children and Families after May 5, 1997. Such
 1020  exemption includes fees associated with enrollment in applied
 1021  academics for adult education instruction. The exemption remains
 1022  valid until the student reaches 28 years of age.
 1023         Section 16. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
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 1026  And the title is amended as follows:
 1027         Delete everything before the enacting clause
 1028  and insert:
 1029                        A bill to be entitled                      
 1030         An act relating to child welfare; amending ss. 39.01
 1031         and 39.4015, F.S.; revising definitions; amending s.
 1032         39.402, F.S.; requiring that the order for placement
 1033         of a child in shelter care contain a written finding
 1034         specifying that the Department of Children and
 1035         Families has placement and care responsibility for
 1036         certain children; amending s. 39.407, F.S.;
 1037         authorizing certain advanced practice registered
 1038         nurses to prescribe psychotropic medications to
 1039         certain children; revising the time period within
 1040         which a court must review a child’s residential
 1041         treatment plan; amending s. 39.5085, F.S.; revising
 1042         eligibility for the Relative Caregiver Program;
 1043         amending s. 39.5086, F.S.; deleting the term “fictive
 1044         kin”; amending s. 39.6225, F.S.; providing for the
 1045         termination of guardianship assistance benefits under
 1046         certain circumstances; conforming provisions to
 1047         changes made by the act; amending s. 39.6251, F.S.;
 1048         requiring a young adult in extended foster care to
 1049         provide certain documentation or authorize release of
 1050         certain records; revising permanency goals for young
 1051         adults in extended foster care; requiring execution of
 1052         a voluntary placement agreement under certain
 1053         circumstances; requiring the department to adopt
 1054         rules; amending s. 39.701, F.S.; revising when a court
 1055         must return a child to the custody of his or her
 1056         parents after making certain determinations; requiring
 1057         the court to enter certain orders if a young adult
 1058         enters extended foster care; amending s. 409.1451,
 1059         F.S.; authorizing certain financial awards to be
 1060         disregarded when a young adult is applying for other
 1061         federal assistance; amending s. 409.175, F.S.;
 1062         revising definitions; revising provisions related to
 1063         the licensure of family foster homes and certain
 1064         child-caring and child-placing agencies; deleting
 1065         required numbers of training hours for foster parents;
 1066         amending s. 409.903, F.S.; revising eligibility for
 1067         Medicaid coverage; amending s. 409.991, F.S.; revising
 1068         a definition; amending s. 414.045, F.S.; revising
 1069         eligibility for child-only funding; amending s.
 1070         1009.25, F.S.; revising eligibility for tuition fee
 1071         exemptions; providing an effective date.