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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXX
Chapter 409
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Section 409.953, Florida Statutes 2009

409.953  Rulemaking authority for refugee assistance program.--

(1)  The Department of Children and Family Services has the authority to administer the refugee assistance program in accordance with 45 C.F.R. parts 400 and 401. The Department of Children and Family Services or a child-placing or child-caring agency designated by the department may petition in circuit court to establish custody. Upon making a finding that a child is an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor as defined in 45 C.F.R. s. 400.111, the court may establish custody and placement of the child in the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program.

(2)  The Department of Children and Family Services shall adopt any rules necessary for the implementation and administration of this section.

History.--s. 2, ch. 2000-300; s. 10, ch. 2003-146.

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