Section 393.125, Florida Statutes 2003
393.125 Hearing rights.--
(1) REVIEW OF DEPARTMENT DECISIONS.--
(a) Any developmental services applicant or client, or his or her parent, guardian, guardian advocate, or authorized representative, who has any substantial interest determined by the department, shall have the right to request an administrative hearing pursuant to ss. 120.569 and 120.57.
(b) Notice of the right to an administrative hearing shall be given, both verbally and in writing, to the applicant or client, and his or her parent, guardian, guardian advocate, or authorized representative, at the same time that the department gives the applicant or client notice of the department's action. The notice shall be given, both verbally and in writing, in the language of the client or applicant and in English.
(c) A request for a hearing under this section shall be made to the department, in writing, within 30 days of the applicant's or client's receipt of the notice.
(2) REVIEW OF PROVIDER DECISIONS.--The department shall promulgate rules to establish uniform guidelines for the department and service providers relevant to termination, suspension, or reduction of client services by the service provider. The rules shall ensure the due process rights of service providers and clients.
History.--s. 17, ch. 89-308; s. 703, ch. 95-148; s. 122, ch. 96-410.