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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Chapter 948
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Section 948.31, Florida Statutes 2009

948.31  Diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of offenders placed on probation or community control for certain sex offenses or child exploitation.--The court shall require a diagnosis and evaluation to determine the need of a probationer or offender in community control for treatment. If the court determines that a need therefor is established by such diagnosis and evaluation process, the court shall require outpatient counseling as a term or condition of probation or community control for any person who was found guilty of any of the following, or whose plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any of the following was accepted by the court:

(1)  Lewd or lascivious battery, lewd or lascivious molestation, lewd or lascivious conduct, or lewd or lascivious exhibition, as defined in s. 800.04 or s. 847.0135(5).

(2)  Sexual battery, as defined in chapter 794, against a child.

(3)  Exploitation of a child as provided in s. 450.151, or for prostitution.

Such counseling shall be required to be obtained from a community mental health center, a recognized social service agency providing mental health services, or a private mental health professional or through other professional counseling. The plan for counseling for the individual shall be provided to the court for review.

History.--s. 1, ch. 81-198; s. 3, ch. 83-75; s. 16, ch. 83-131; s. 192, ch. 83-216; s. 37, ch. 89-526; s. 4, ch. 91-280; s. 13, ch. 99-201; s. 3, ch. 2000-246; s. 17, ch. 2004-373; s. 32, ch. 2008-172.

Note.--Former s. 948.03(4).

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