Section 393.22, Florida Statutes 2003
393.22 Transfer of appropriations; barriers to services; financial commitment to programs.--
(1) No funds appropriated for developmental services programs shall be transferred pursuant to s. 216.292, unless there is a finding by the secretary that treatment programs for developmental disabilities will not be adversely affected by the transfer.
(2) Development of programs for other disabilities shall not effectuate a reduction or dilution of the ongoing financial commitment of the state through appropriations for programs and services for persons with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, or spina bifida.
(3) The Department of Children and Family Services and the Agency for Health Care Administration jointly shall ensure that whenever a number of persons move from an institution serving persons with developmental disabilities which is sufficient to allow an entire residential unit within that institution to be closed, no less than 80 percent of the direct costs of providing services to persons who had resided in that unit shall be reallocated for community services.
History.--s. 12, ch. 88-398; s. 6, ch. 99-144; s. 55, ch. 2000-158; s. 2, ch. 2000-338.