Section 393.0641, Florida Statutes 2003
393.0641 Program for the prevention and treatment of severe self-injurious behavior.--
(1) Contingent upon specific appropriations, there is created a diagnostic, treatment, training, and research program for clients exhibiting severe self-injurious behavior. This program shall:
(a) Serve as a resource center for information, training, and program development.
(b) Research the diagnosis and treatment of severe self-injurious behavior, and related disorders, and develop methods of prevention and treatment of self-injurious behavior.
(c) Identify individuals in critical need.
(d) Develop treatment programs which are meaningful to individuals with developmental disabilities, in critical need, while safeguarding and respecting the legal and human rights of the individuals.
(e) Disseminate research findings on the prevention and treatment of severe self-injurious behavior.
(f) Collect data on the type, severity, incidence, and demographics of individuals with severe self-injurious behavior, and disseminate the data.
(2) This program shall adhere to the provisions of s. 393.13.
(3) The department may contract for the provision of any portion or all of the services required by the program.
(4) The department shall have the authority to license this program and shall promulgate rules to implement the program.
History.--s. 9, ch. 89-308; s. 8, ch. 93-200; s. 25, ch. 2001-62.