eLaws of Florida

  SECTION 39.6012. Case plan tasks; services.  

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  • 1(1) 2The services to be provided to the parent and the tasks that must be completed are subject to the following:
    22(a) 23The services described in the case plan must be designed to improve the conditions in the home and aid in maintaining the child in the home, facilitate the child’s safe return to the home, ensure proper care of the child, or facilitate the child’s permanent placement. The services offered must be the least intrusive possible into the life of the parent and child, must focus on clearly defined objectives, and must provide the most efficient path to quick reunification or permanent placement given the circumstances of the case and the child’s need for safe and proper care.
    120(b) 121The case plan must describe each of the tasks with which the parent must comply and the services to be provided to the parent, specifically addressing the identified problem, including:
    1511. 152The type of services or treatment.
    1582. 159The date the department will provide each service or referral for the service if the service is being provided by the department or its agent.
    1843. 185The date by which the parent must complete each task.
    1954. 196The frequency of services or treatment provided. The frequency of the delivery of services or treatment provided shall be determined by the professionals providing the services or treatment on a case-by-case basis and adjusted according to their best professional judgment.
    2365. 237The location of the delivery of the services.
    2456. 246The staff of the department or service provider accountable for the services or treatment.
    2607. 261A description of the measurable objectives, including the timeframes specified for achieving the objectives of the case plan and addressing the identified problem.
    284(2) 285The case plan must include all available information that is relevant to the child’s care including, at a minimum:
    304(a) 305A description of the identified needs of the child while in care.
    317(b) 318A description of the plan for ensuring that the child receives safe and proper care and that services are provided to the child in order to address the child’s needs. To the extent available and accessible, the following health, mental health, and education information and records of the child must be attached to the case plan and updated throughout the judicial review process:
    3811. 382The names and addresses of the child’s health, mental health, and educational providers;
    3952. 396The child’s grade level performance;
    4013. 402The child’s school record;
    4064. 407Assurances that the child’s placement takes into account proximity to the school in which the child is enrolled at the time of placement;
    4305. 431A record of the child’s immunizations;
    4376. 438The child’s known medical history, including any known problems;
    4477. 448The child’s medications, if any; and
    4548. 455Any other relevant health, mental health, and education information concerning the child.
    467(3) 468In addition to any other requirement, if the child is in an out-of-home placement, the case plan must include:
    487(a) 488A description of the type of placement in which the child is to be living.
    503(b) 504A description of the parent’s visitation rights and obligations and the plan for sibling visitation if the child has siblings and is separated from them.
    529(c) 530When appropriate, for a child who is 13 years of age or older, a written description of the programs and services that will help the child prepare for the transition from foster care to independent living.
    566(d) 567A discussion of the safety and the appropriateness of the child’s placement, which placement is intended to be safe, and the least restrictive and the most family-like setting available consistent with the best interest and special needs of the child and in as close proximity as possible to the child’s home.
History.-s. 16, ch. 2006-86.

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