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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 414.391, Florida Statutes 2004

414.391  Automated fingerprint imaging.--

(1)  The Department of Children and Family Services shall develop and implement, as part of the electronic benefits transfer program, a statewide program to prevent public assistance fraud by using a type of automated fingerprint imaging of adult and teen parent applicants for, and adult and teen parent recipients of, public assistance under this chapter.

(2)  In adopting rules under this section, the department shall ensure that any automated fingerprint imaging performed by the department is used only to prevent fraud by adult and teen parent recipients of public assistance and is in compliance with state and federal disclosure requirements.

(3)  The department shall prepare, by April 1998, a plan for implementation of this program. Implementation shall begin with a pilot of the program in one or more areas of the state by November 1, 1998. Pilot evaluation results shall be used to determine the method of statewide expansion. The priority for use of the savings derived from reducing fraud through this program shall be to expand the program to other areas of the state.

(4)  The department shall request any waivers of federal regulations necessary to implement the program within the limits described in this section.

History.--s. 70, ch. 97-237.