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Prototype juvenile addictions receiving facilities.
F.S. 397.901
397.901 Prototype juvenile addictions receiving facilities.
(1) Prototype juvenile addictions receiving facilities may be designated to provide substance abuse impairment treatment services and community-based detoxification, stabilization, and short-term treatment and medical care to juveniles found to be impaired, in need of emergency treatment as a consequence of being impaired, or incapable of making an informed decision about their need for care.
(2)(a) The department shall designate and initiate prototype juvenile addictions receiving facilities in geographic areas where the substance abuse impairment crisis places juveniles and their families at the greatest risk because of an unfavorable combination of social, environmental, and economic conditions which include such factors as poverty, a high crime rate, a high incidence of substance abuse impairment, and a high dropout rate. To receive funding under this section, a prospective service provider must demonstrate:
1. Its capacity to administer and coordinate the programs and services in a comprehensive manner and render a flexible range of services.
2. Its capacity to identify and serve those juveniles least able to access existing service providers and ancillary services.
3. Its capacity to administer and coordinate the services in an intensive and continuous manner.
4. The proximity of its facilities to juveniles and their families to be served by the service provider, or its ability to provide offsite services to such persons.
5. Its ability to use existing federal, state, and local governmental programs and services during implementation.
6. Its ability to coordinate activities and services with existing public, private, state, and local agencies and programs intended to assist juveniles and their families.
7. How its plan will involve participants and community representatives in the planning and operation of the service provider.
8. Its ability to participate in the assessment component required in this chapter.
9. Its consistency with the stated legislative intent.
(b) While a flexible range of services is essential, the following services are the core group of services:
1. Treatment services.
2. Education services.
3. Family services.

Additional services may include mental health services, housing assistance, transportation, and nutrition services.

(c) The department may implement the prototype juvenile addictions receiving facilities component of the emergency assessment and specialized treatment services within resources appropriated for this purpose. Using the criteria provided in this section, the department shall evaluate and select the service providers and sites to be funded initially.
(3) Cities and counties may appropriate funds to support all or any portion of the cost of services and construction for community-based service providers under subsection (2) not met through state or federal funds. Communities desiring to apply for the designation of the most intensive level of care must use local funds for any facility modifications necessary, unless they are one of the prototype juvenile addictions receiving facilities.
(4) The department shall adopt rules necessary to implement this section. The rules must be written by the department’s Substance Abuse Program Office and must specify criteria for staffing and services delineated for the provision of graduated levels of care from nonintensive to environmentally secure for the handling of aggressive and difficult-to-manage behavior and the prevention of elopement.
History.s. 11, ch. 93-39; s. 56, ch. 2000-139; s. 11, ch. 2000-337.