Notice of Change/Withdrawal

Residential Services
63E-7.002: Definitions
Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 34 No. 22, May 30, 2008 issue of the Florida Administrative Weekly.

63E-7.002 Definitions.

For the purpose of this rule chapter, the following words shall have the meanings indicated.

(1) through (19) No change.

(20) Controlled Observation – An immediate, short-term crisis management strategy, not authorized for use intended as punishment or discipline, wherein a youth in a residential commitment program is placed in a safe and secure room in response to his or her a sudden or unforeseen onset of behavior that substantially threatens the physical safety of others and compromises security creating a volatile situation that requires staff to quickly regain control to avert serious injuries, security breaches, or major property destruction. A program is authorized to use this strategy only when non-physical interventions with the youth would not be effective and during emergency safety situations where there is imminent risk of the youth physically harming himself or herself, staff, or others, or when the youth is engaged in major property destruction that is likely to compromise the security of the program or jeopardize the youth’s safety or the safety of others.

(a) The Controlled Observation Report (RS 001, June 2008), that documents the approval, use and administrative review of each use of controlled observation, is incorporated into this rule and is accessible electronically at:

(b) The Controlled Observation Safety Checks form (RS 002, June 2008), that documents monitoring of youth and their behavior while placed in controlled observation, is incorporated into this rule and is accessible electronically at:

(21) through (22) No change.

(23) Delinquency Intervention Services – Those services implemented or delivered by program staff to address youths’ performance plan goals. The intent of delinquency intervention services is to make communities safer by re-socializing youth and increasing their accountability through opportunities to learn prosocial norms and develop cognitive reasoning and other competencies that enable youth to make prosocial choices and live responsibly in the community.

(24) through (87) No change.