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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
Chapter 391
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Section 391.302, Florida Statutes 2003

391.302  Definitions.--As used in ss. 391.301-391.307, the term:

(1)  "Developmental intervention" means individualized therapies and services needed to enhance both the infant's or toddler's growth and development and family functioning.

(2)  "Hearing-impaired infant" means an infant who is born with or who has acquired prelingually a hearing loss so severe that, unaided, the infant cannot learn speech and language through normal means.

(3)  "High-risk hearing-impaired infant" means an infant who exhibits conditions and factors that include, but are not limited to, a family history of hearing impairment or anatomic malformation which place the infant at an increased risk for hearing impairment.

(4)  "Infant or toddler" means a child from birth until the child's third birthday.

(5)  "In-hospital intervention services" means the provision of assessments; the provision of individualized therapies; monitoring and modifying the delivery of medical interventions; and enhancing the environment for the high-risk, developmentally disabled, medically involved, or hearing-impaired infant or toddler in order to achieve optimum growth and development.

(6)  "Parent support and training" means a range of services to families of high-risk, developmentally disabled, medically involved, or hearing-impaired infants or toddlers, including family counseling; financial planning; agency referral; development of parent-to-parent support groups; education concerning growth, development, and developmental intervention and objective measurable skills, including abuse avoidance skills; training of parents to advocate for their child; and bereavement counseling.

History.--s. 12, ch. 89-379; s. 7, ch. 94-140; s. 1039, ch. 95-148.

Note.--Former s. 383.215(3).

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