Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1748
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Hutson)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsections (11) and (67) of section 39.01,
    6  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         39.01 Definitions.—When used in this chapter, unless the
    8  context otherwise requires:
    9         (11) “Case plan” means a document, as described in s.
   10  39.6011, prepared by the department with input from all parties.
   11  The case plan follows the child from the provision of preventive
   12  voluntary services through any dependency, foster care, or
   13  termination of parental rights proceeding or related activity or
   14  process.
   15         (67) “Preventive services” means social services and other
   16  supportive and rehabilitative services provided, either
   17  voluntarily or by court order, to the parent or legal custodian
   18  of the child and to the child or on behalf of the child for the
   19  purpose of averting the removal of the child from the home or
   20  disruption of a family which will or could result in the
   21  placement of a child in foster care. Social services and other
   22  supportive and rehabilitative services shall promote the child’s
   23  developmental needs and need for physical, mental, and emotional
   24  health and a safe, stable, living environment; shall promote
   25  family autonomy; and shall strengthen family life, whenever
   26  possible.
   27         Section 2. Section 39.0135, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   28  read:
   29         39.0135 Federal Grants and Operations and Maintenance Trust
   30  Funds Fund.—The department shall deposit all child support
   31  payments made to the department, equaling the cost of care,
   32  under pursuant to this chapter into the Federal Grants Trust
   33  Fund for Title IV-E eligible children and the Operations and
   34  Maintenance Trust Fund for children ineligible for Title IV-E.
   35  If the child support payment does not equal the cost of care,
   36  the total amount of the payment shall be deposited into the
   37  appropriate trust fund. The purpose of this funding is to care
   38  for children who are committed to the temporary legal custody of
   39  the department.
   40         Section 3. Paragraphs (a) and (h) of subsection (2) of
   41  section 39.202, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   42         39.202 Confidentiality of reports and records in cases of
   43  child abuse or neglect.—
   44         (2) Except as provided in subsection (4), access to such
   45  records, excluding the name of, or other identifying information
   46  with respect to, the reporter which shall be released only as
   47  provided in subsection (5), shall be granted only to the
   48  following persons, officials, and agencies:
   49         (a) Employees, authorized agents, or contract providers of
   50  the department, the Department of Health, the Agency for Persons
   51  with Disabilities, the Agency for Health Care Administration,
   52  the Office of Early Learning, or county agencies responsible for
   53  carrying out:
   54         1. Child or adult protective investigations;
   55         2. Ongoing child or adult protective services;
   56         3. Early intervention and prevention services;
   57         4. Healthy Start services;
   58         5. Licensure or approval of adoptive homes, foster homes,
   59  child care facilities, facilities licensed under chapters 393
   60  and 394 chapter 393, family day care homes, providers who
   61  receive school readiness funding under part VI of chapter 1002,
   62  or other homes used to provide for the care and welfare of
   63  children;
   64         6. Employment screening for employees caregivers in
   65  residential group homes licensed by the department, the Agency
   66  for Persons with Disabilities, or the Agency for Health Care
   67  Administration; or
   68         7. Services for victims of domestic violence when provided
   69  by certified domestic violence centers working at the
   70  department’s request as case consultants or with shared clients.
   72  Also, employees or agents of the Department of Juvenile Justice
   73  responsible for the provision of services to children, under
   74  pursuant to chapters 984 and 985.
   75         (h) Any appropriate official of the department, the Agency
   76  for Health Care Administration, or the Agency for Persons with
   77  Disabilities who is responsible for:
   78         1. Administration or supervision of the department’s
   79  program for the prevention, investigation, or treatment of child
   80  abuse, abandonment, or neglect, or abuse, neglect, or
   81  exploitation of a vulnerable adult, when carrying out his or her
   82  official function;
   83         2. Taking appropriate administrative action concerning an
   84  employee of the department or the agency who is alleged to have
   85  perpetrated child abuse, abandonment, or neglect, or abuse,
   86  neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult; or
   87         3. Employing and continuing employment of personnel of the
   88  department or the agency.
   89         Section 4. Present subsections (6) through (9) of section
   90  39.6011, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (7)
   91  through (10), respectively, and a new subsection (6) is added to
   92  that section, to read:
   93         39.6011 Case plan development.—
   94         (6) When a child is placed in a qualified residential
   95  treatment program, the case plan must include documentation
   96  outlining the most recent assessment for a qualified residential
   97  treatment program, the date of the most recent placement in a
   98  qualified residential treatment program, the treatment or
   99  service needs of the child, and preparation for the child to
  100  return home or be in an out-of-home placement. If a child is
  101  placed in a qualified residential treatment program for longer
  102  than the timeframes described in s. 409.1676, a copy of the
  103  signed approval of such placement by the department must be
  104  included in the case plan.
  105         Section 5. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
  106  39.6221, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  107         39.6221 Permanent guardianship of a dependent child.—
  108         (1) If a court determines that reunification or adoption is
  109  not in the best interest of the child, the court may place the
  110  child in a permanent guardianship with a relative or other adult
  111  approved by the court if all of the following conditions are
  112  met:
  113         (a) The child has been in the placement for not less than
  114  the preceding 6 months, or the preceding 3 months if the
  115  caregiver has been named as the successor guardian on the
  116  child’s guardianship assistance agreement.
  117         Section 6. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
  118  39.6251, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  119         39.6251 Continuing care for young adults.—
  120         (4)(a) The young adult must reside in a supervised living
  121  environment that is approved by the department or a community
  122  based care lead agency. The young adult shall live
  123  independently, but in an environment in which he or she is
  124  provided supervision, case management, and supportive services
  125  by the department or lead agency. Such an environment must offer
  126  developmentally appropriate freedom and responsibility to
  127  prepare the young adult for adulthood. For the purposes of this
  128  subsection, a supervised living arrangement may include a
  129  licensed foster home, licensed group home, college dormitory,
  130  shared housing, apartment, or another housing arrangement if the
  131  arrangement is approved by the community-based care lead agency
  132  and is acceptable to the young adult. A young adult may continue
  133  to reside with the same licensed foster family or group care
  134  provider with whom he or she was residing at the time he or she
  135  reached the age of 18 years. A supervised living arrangement may
  136  not include detention facilities, forestry camps, training
  137  schools, or any other facility operated primarily for the
  138  detention of children or young adults who are determined to be
  139  delinquent. A young adult may not reside in any setting in which
  140  the young adult is involuntarily placed.
  141         Section 7. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
  142  61.30, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (d) is added
  143  to that subsection, to read:
  144         61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support.—
  145         (1)(a) The child support guideline amount as determined by
  146  this section presumptively establishes the amount the trier of
  147  fact shall order as child support in an initial proceeding for
  148  such support or in a proceeding for modification of an existing
  149  order for such support, whether the proceeding arises under this
  150  or another chapter, except as provided in paragraph (d). The
  151  trier of fact may order payment of child support which varies,
  152  plus or minus 5 percent, from the guideline amount, after
  153  considering all relevant factors, including the needs of the
  154  child or children, age, station in life, standard of living, and
  155  the financial status and ability of each parent. The trier of
  156  fact may order payment of child support in an amount which
  157  varies more than 5 percent from such guideline amount only upon
  158  a written finding explaining why ordering payment of such
  159  guideline amount would be unjust or inappropriate.
  160  Notwithstanding the variance limitations of this section, the
  161  trier of fact shall order payment of child support which varies
  162  from the guideline amount as provided in paragraph (11)(b)
  163  whenever any of the children are required by court order or
  164  mediation agreement to spend a substantial amount of time with
  165  either parent. This requirement applies to any living
  166  arrangement, whether temporary or permanent.
  167         (d) In a proceeding under chapter 39, if the child is in an
  168  out-of-home placement, the presumptively correct amount of
  169  periodic support is 10 percent of the obligor’s actual or
  170  imputed gross income. The court may deviate from this
  171  presumption as provided in paragraph (a).
  172         Section 8. Paragraph (e) of subsection (2) and paragraph
  173  (f) of subsection (4) of section 409.145, Florida Statutes, are
  174  amended, and paragraph (h) is added to subsection (4) of that
  175  section, to read:
  176         409.145 Care of children; quality parenting; “reasonable
  177  and prudent parent” standard.—The child welfare system of the
  178  department shall operate as a coordinated community-based system
  179  of care which empowers all caregivers for children in foster
  180  care to provide quality parenting, including approving or
  181  disapproving a child’s participation in activities based on the
  182  caregiver’s assessment using the “reasonable and prudent parent”
  183  standard.
  184         (2) QUALITY PARENTING.—A child in foster care shall be
  185  placed only with a caregiver who has the ability to care for the
  186  child, is willing to accept responsibility for providing care,
  187  and is willing and able to learn about and be respectful of the
  188  child’s culture, religion and ethnicity, special physical or
  189  psychological needs, any circumstances unique to the child, and
  190  family relationships. The department, the community-based care
  191  lead agency, and other agencies shall provide such caregiver
  192  with all available information necessary to assist the caregiver
  193  in determining whether he or she is able to appropriately care
  194  for a particular child.
  195         (e) Employees of Caregivers employed by residential group
  196  homes.All employees, including persons who do not work directly
  197  with children, of a residential group home must meet the
  198  background screening requirements under s. 39.0138 and the level
  199  2 standards for screening under chapter 435 All caregivers in
  200  residential group homes shall meet the same education, training,
  201  and background and other screening requirements as foster
  202  parents.
  204         (f) Excluding level I family foster homes, the amount of
  205  the monthly foster care room and board rate may be increased
  206  upon agreement among the department, the community-based care
  207  lead agency, and the foster parent.
  208         (h) All room and board rate increases, excluding increases
  209  under paragraph (b), must be outlined in a written agreement
  210  between the department and the community-based care lead agency.
  211         Section 9. Section 409.1676, Florida Statutes, is amended
  212  to read:
  213         409.1676 Comprehensive residential group care services to
  214  children who have extraordinary needs.—
  215         (1) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide
  216  comprehensive residential group care services, including
  217  residential care, case management, and other services, to
  218  children in the child protection system who have extraordinary
  219  needs. These services are to be provided in a residential group
  220  care setting by a not-for-profit corporation or a local
  221  government entity under a contract with the Department of
  222  Children and Families or by a lead agency as described in s.
  223  409.987. These contracts should be designed to provide an
  224  identified number of children with access to a full array of
  225  services for a fixed price. Further, it is the intent of the
  226  Legislature that the Department of Children and Families and the
  227  Department of Juvenile Justice establish an interagency
  228  agreement by December 1, 2002, which describes respective agency
  229  responsibilities for referral, placement, service provision, and
  230  service coordination for children under the care and supervision
  231  of the department dependent and delinquent youth who are
  232  referred to these residential group care facilities. The
  233  agreement must require interagency collaboration in the
  234  development of terms, conditions, and performance outcomes for
  235  residential group care contracts serving the youth referred who
  236  are under the care and supervision of the department and
  237  delinquent have been adjudicated both dependent and delinquent.
  238         (2) As used in this section, the term:
  239         (a) “Child with extraordinary needs” means a dependent
  240  child who has serious behavioral problems or who has been
  241  determined to be without the options of either reunification
  242  with family or adoption.
  243         (b) “Residential group care” means a living environment for
  244  children who are under the care and supervision of the
  245  department have been adjudicated dependent and are expected to
  246  be in foster care for at least 6 months with 24-hour-awake staff
  247  or live-in group home parents or staff. Each facility must be
  248  appropriately licensed in this state as a residential child
  249  caring agency as defined in s. 409.175(2)(l) and must be
  250  accredited by July 1, 2005. A residential group care facility
  251  serving children having a serious behavioral problem as defined
  252  in this section must have available staff or contract personnel
  253  with the clinical expertise, credentials, and training to
  254  provide services identified in subsection (4).
  255         (c) “Serious behavioral problems” means behaviors of
  256  children who have been assessed by a licensed master’s-level
  257  human-services professional to need at a minimum intensive
  258  services but who do not meet the criteria of s. 394.492(7). A
  259  child with an emotional disturbance as defined in s. 394.492(5)
  260  or (6) may be served in residential group care unless a
  261  determination is made by a mental health professional that such
  262  a setting is inappropriate. A child having a serious behavioral
  263  problem must have been determined in the assessment to have at
  264  least one of the following risk factors:
  265         1. An adjudication of delinquency and be on conditional
  266  release status with the Department of Juvenile Justice.
  267         2. A history of physical aggression or violent behavior
  268  toward self or others, animals, or property within the past
  269  year.
  270         3. A history of setting fires within the past year.
  271         4. A history of multiple episodes of running away from home
  272  or placements within the past year.
  273         5. A history of sexual aggression toward other youth.
  274         (b)“Qualifying assessment” is a department-approved
  275  functional assessment administered by a qualified individual to
  276  recommend or affirm placement in a qualified residential
  277  treatment program.
  278         (c)“Qualified individual” means a trained professional
  279  with experience working with children or adolescents involved in
  280  the child welfare system and who is not employed by the
  281  department or lead agency and has no actual or perceived
  282  conflict of interest with any placement setting or program.
  283         (d)“Qualified residential treatment program” has the same
  284  meaning as provided in 42 U.S.C. s. 672.
  285         (3) The department, in accordance with a specific
  286  appropriation for this program, shall contract with a not-for
  287  profit corporation, a local government entity, or the lead
  288  agency that has been established in accordance with s. 409.987
  289  for the performance of residential group care services described
  290  in this section. A lead agency that is currently providing
  291  residential care may provide this service directly with the
  292  approval of the local community alliance. The department or a
  293  lead agency may contract for more than one site in a county if
  294  that is determined to be the most effective way to achieve the
  295  goals set forth in this section.
  296         (4) The lead agency, the contracted not-for-profit
  297  corporation, or the local government entity is responsible for a
  298  comprehensive assessment, a qualifying assessment, residential
  299  care, transportation, access to behavioral health services,
  300  recreational activities, clothing, supplies, and miscellaneous
  301  expenses associated with caring for these children; for
  302  necessary arrangement for or provision of educational services;
  303  and for assuring necessary and appropriate health and dental
  304  care.
  305         (5) The department may transfer all casework
  306  responsibilities for children served under this program to the
  307  entity that provides this service, including case management and
  308  development and implementation of a case plan in accordance with
  309  current standards for child protection services. When the
  310  department establishes this program in a community that has a
  311  lead agency as described in s. 409.987, the casework
  312  responsibilities must be transferred to the lead agency.
  313         (5)(6) This section does not prohibit any provider of these
  314  services from appropriately billing Medicaid for services
  315  rendered, from contracting with a local school district for
  316  educational services, or from earning federal or local funding
  317  for services provided, as long as two or more funding sources do
  318  not pay for the same specific service that has been provided to
  319  a child.
  320         (6)(7) The lead agency, not-for-profit corporation, or
  321  local government entity has the legal authority for children
  322  served under this program, as provided in chapter 39 or this
  323  chapter, as appropriate, to enroll the child in school, to sign
  324  for a driver license for the child, to cosign loans and
  325  insurance for the child, to sign for medical treatment, and to
  326  authorize other such activities.
  327         (7)For children placed in a qualified residential
  328  treatment program, the lead agency shall:
  329         (a) Ensure each child receives a qualifying assessment no
  330  later than 30 days after placement in the program.
  331         (b) Maintain documentation of a child’s placement as
  332  specified in s. 39.6011(6).
  333         (c) Not place a child in a qualified residential treatment
  334  program for more than 12 consecutive months or 18 nonconsecutive
  335  months, or if the child is under the age of 13 years, for more
  336  than 6 months, whether consecutive or nonconsecutive, without
  337  the signed approval of the department for the continued
  338  placement.
  339         (d)Provide a copy of the qualifying assessment to the
  340  department; the guardian ad litem; and, if the child is a member
  341  of a Medicaid managed care plan, to the plan that is financially
  342  responsible for the child’s care in residential treatment.
  343         (8)Within 60 days after initial placement, the court must
  344  approve or disapprove the placement based on the qualified
  345  assessment, determination, and documentation made by the
  346  qualified evaluator, as well as any other factors the court
  347  deems fit.
  348         (9)(8) The department shall provide technical assistance as
  349  requested and contract management services.
  350         (9) The provisions of this section shall be implemented to
  351  the extent of available appropriations contained in the annual
  352  General Appropriations Act for such purpose.
  353         (10) The department may adopt rules necessary to administer
  354  this section.
  355         Section 10. Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section
  356  409.1678, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  357         409.1678 Specialized residential options for children who
  358  are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.—
  360         (c) To be certified, a safe house must hold a license as a
  361  residential child-caring agency, as defined in s. 409.175, and a
  362  safe foster home must hold a license as a family foster home, as
  363  defined in s. 409.175. A safe house or safe foster home must
  364  also:
  365         1. Use strength-based and trauma-informed approaches to
  366  care, to the extent possible and appropriate.
  367         2. Serve exclusively one sex.
  368         3. Group child victims of commercial sexual exploitation by
  369  age or maturity level.
  370         4. If a safe house, care for child victims of commercial
  371  sexual exploitation in a manner that separates those children
  372  from children with other needs. Safe houses and Safe foster
  373  homes may care for other populations if the children who have
  374  not experienced commercial sexual exploitation do not interact
  375  with children who have experienced commercial sexual
  376  exploitation.
  377         5. Have awake staff members on duty 24 hours a day, if a
  378  safe house.
  379         6. Provide appropriate security through facility design,
  380  hardware, technology, staffing, and siting, including, but not
  381  limited to, external video monitoring or door exit alarms, a
  382  high staff-to-client ratio, or being situated in a remote
  383  location that is isolated from major transportation centers and
  384  common trafficking areas.
  385         7. Meet other criteria established by department rule,
  386  which may include, but are not limited to, personnel
  387  qualifications, staffing ratios, and types of services offered.
  388         Section 11. Section 409.1679, Florida Statutes, is
  389  repealed.
  390         Section 12. Paragraphs (l) and (m) of subsection (2) of
  391  section 409.175, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  392         409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential
  393  child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public
  394  records exemption.—
  395         (2) As used in this section, the term:
  396         (l) “Residential child-caring agency” means any person,
  397  corporation, or agency, public or private, other than the
  398  child’s parent or legal guardian, that provides staffed 24-hour
  399  care for children in facilities maintained for that purpose,
  400  regardless of whether operated for profit or whether a fee is
  401  charged. Such residential child-caring agencies include, but are
  402  not limited to, maternity homes, runaway shelters, group homes
  403  that are administered by an agency, emergency shelters that are
  404  not in private residences, qualified residential treatment
  405  programs as defined in s. 409.1676, human trafficking safe
  406  houses as defined in s. 409.1678, at-risk homes, and wilderness
  407  camps. Residential child-caring agencies do not include
  408  hospitals, boarding schools, summer or recreation camps, nursing
  409  homes, or facilities operated by a governmental agency for the
  410  training, treatment, or secure care of delinquent youth, or
  411  facilities licensed under s. 393.067 or s. 394.875 or chapter
  412  397.
  413         (m) “Screening” means the act of assessing the background
  414  of personnel or level II through level V family foster homes and
  415  includes, but is not limited to, criminal history checks as
  416  provided in s. 39.0138 and employment history checks as provided
  417  in chapter 435, using the level 2 standards for screening set
  418  forth in that chapter.
  419         Section 13. Paragraph (a) of subsection (14) of section
  420  39.301, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  421         39.301 Initiation of protective investigations.—
  422         (14)(a) If the department or its agent determines that a
  423  child requires immediate or long-term protection through medical
  424  or other health care or homemaker care, day care, protective
  425  supervision, or other services to stabilize the home
  426  environment, including intensive family preservation services
  427  through the Intensive Crisis Counseling Program, such services
  428  shall first be offered for voluntary acceptance unless:
  429         1. There are high-risk factors that may impact the ability
  430  of the parents or legal custodians to exercise judgment. Such
  431  factors may include the parents’ or legal custodians’ young age
  432  or history of substance abuse, mental illness, or domestic
  433  violence; or
  434         2. There is a high likelihood of lack of compliance with
  435  preventive voluntary services, and such noncompliance would
  436  result in the child being unsafe.
  437         Section 14. Paragraph (b) of subsection (7) of section
  438  39.302, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  439         39.302 Protective investigations of institutional child
  440  abuse, abandonment, or neglect.—
  441         (7) When an investigation of institutional abuse, neglect,
  442  or abandonment is closed and a person is not identified as a
  443  caregiver responsible for the abuse, neglect, or abandonment
  444  alleged in the report, the fact that the person is named in some
  445  capacity in the report may not be used in any way to adversely
  446  affect the interests of that person. This prohibition applies to
  447  any use of the information in employment screening, licensing,
  448  child placement, adoption, or any other decisions by a private
  449  adoption agency or a state agency or its contracted providers.
  450         (b) Likewise, if a person is employed as a caregiver in a
  451  residential group home licensed under pursuant to s. 409.175 and
  452  is named in any capacity in three or more reports within a 5
  453  year period, the department may review all reports for the
  454  purposes of the employment screening required under s.
  455  409.175(2)(m) pursuant to s. 409.145(2)(e).
  456         Section 15. Subsection (15) of section 39.402, Florida
  457  Statutes, is amended to read:
  458         39.402 Placement in a shelter.—
  459         (15) The department, at the conclusion of the shelter
  460  hearing, shall make available to parents or legal custodians
  461  seeking preventive voluntary services any referral information
  462  necessary for participation in such identified services to allow
  463  the parents or legal custodians to begin the services as soon as
  464  possible. The parents’ or legal custodians’ participation in the
  465  services may not be considered an admission or other
  466  acknowledgment of the allegations in the shelter petition.
  467         Section 16. Paragraph (d) of subsection (3) of section
  468  39.501, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  469         39.501 Petition for dependency.—
  470         (3)
  471         (d) The petitioner must state in the petition, if known,
  472  whether:
  473         1. A parent or legal custodian named in the petition has
  474  previously unsuccessfully participated in preventive voluntary
  475  services offered by the department;
  476         2. A parent or legal custodian named in the petition has
  477  participated in mediation and whether a mediation agreement
  478  exists;
  479         3. A parent or legal custodian has rejected the preventive
  480  voluntary services offered by the department;
  481         4. A parent or legal custodian named in the petition has
  482  not fully complied with a safety plan; or
  483         5. The department has determined that preventive voluntary
  484  services are not appropriate for the parent or legal custodian
  485  and the reasons for such determination.
  487  If the department is the petitioner, it shall provide all safety
  488  plans as defined in s. 39.01 involving the parent or legal
  489  custodian to the court.
  490         Section 17. Subsection (8) of section 39.6013, Florida
  491  Statutes, is amended to read:
  492         39.6013 Case plan amendments.—
  493         (8) Amendments must include service interventions that are
  494  the least intrusive into the life of the parent and child, must
  495  focus on clearly defined objectives, and must provide the most
  496  efficient path to quick reunification or permanent placement
  497  given the circumstances of the case and the child’s need for
  498  safe and proper care. A copy of the amended plan must be
  499  immediately given to the persons identified in s. 39.6011(8)(c)
  500  s. 39.6011(7)(c).
  501         Section 18. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
  503  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  504  And the title is amended as follows:
  505         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  506  and insert:
  507                        A bill to be entitled                      
  508         An act relating to child welfare; amending s. 39.01,
  509         F.S.; revising definitions; amending s. 39.0135, F.S.;
  510         requiring that child support payments be deposited
  511         into specified trust funds; amending s. 39.202, F.S.;
  512         authorizing the Agency for Health Care Administration
  513         to access certain records; amending s. 39.6011, F.S.;
  514         requiring certain documentation in the case plan when
  515         a child is placed in a qualified residential treatment
  516         program; amending s. 39.6221, F.S.; revising the
  517         conditions under which a court determines permanent
  518         guardian placement for a child; amending s. 39.6251,
  519         F.S.; specifying certain facilities that are not
  520         considered a supervised living arrangement; requiring
  521         a supervised living arrangement to be voluntary;
  522         amending s. 61.30, F.S.; providing a presumption for
  523         child support in certain proceedings under ch. 39;
  524         amending s. 409.145, F.S.; requiring certain screening
  525         requirements for residential group home employees;
  526         requiring a written agreement to modify foster care
  527         room and board rates; providing an exception; amending
  528         s. 409.1676, F.S.; revising legislative intent;
  529         revising and providing definitions; revising a
  530         provision requiring the department to contract with
  531         certain entities; revising requirements for lead
  532         agencies, not-for-profit corporations, and local
  533         government entities with which the department is
  534         contracted; deleting a provision authorizing the
  535         department to transfer casework responsibilities for
  536         certain children to specified entities; providing
  537         responsibilities for lead care agencies; providing
  538         placement timeframes for the qualified residential
  539         treatment program; deleting a provision requiring that
  540         certain provisions be implemented to the extent of
  541         available appropriations contained in the annual
  542         General Appropriations Act; amending s. 409.1678,
  543         F.S.; revising a requirement and an authorization for
  544         safe houses; repealing s. 409.1679, F.S., relating to
  545         comprehensive residential group care requirements and
  546         reimbursement; amending s. 409.175, F.S.; revising
  547         definitions; amending ss. 39.301, 39.302, 39.402,
  548         39.501, and 39.6013, F.S.; making technical changes
  549         and conforming provisions to changes made by the act;
  550         providing an effective date.