RULE NO: RULE TITLE
65E-9.005: Operating Standards
65E-9.006: Program Standards
65E-9.012: Rights of Children
65E-9.013: Restraint, Seclusion, and Time Out
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the rule development is to amend the current rule to correct technical errors and statutory changes and to modify sections related to applicability, definitions, licensure, operating and program standards; staffing and admissions criteria, rights of children, and restraints and use of seclusion. These rules shall apply to all residential treatment centers, including therapeutic group homes under contract with the department or the agency to provide treatment services to children with emotional disturbances who are admitted to services pursuant to Chapter 39 or Chapter 394, F.S. These rules shall also apply to providers serving children through age 20 who have been committed to the department under Section 985.19, F.S.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Those sections related to applicability, definitions, licensure, operating and program standards; staffing, and admissions criteria, rights of children, restraints seclusion, and time out.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 39.407 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 394.875 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Michael Sorrell, Medicaid Program Analyst, Department of Children and Families, Mental Health Program, 1317 Winewood Blvd., Building 6, Room 293, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.