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CS/SB 762 — Family Care Councils

by Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee; and Senator Detert

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee (CF)

The bill amends s. 393.502, F.S., to change membership eligibility for Family Care Councils by allowing grandparents to be members, with the consent of the grandchild’s parent or legal guardian. Family Care Councils advise the Agency for Persons with Disabilities on policy issues relevant to the community and family support system in the local areas.

The bill also clarifies that at least three members of the Family Care Councils shall be developmentally disabled persons receiving services or waiting to receive services.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2014.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 116-0