CS/HB 899 — Comprehensive Transitional Education Programs
by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee and Rep. Stevenson (CS/SB 714 by Appropriations Committee and Senator Garcia)
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 authorizes the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to petition a court for the appointment of a receiver for a comprehensive transitional education program (CTEP) under certain circumstances that already apply to receivership for residential habilitation centers and group home facilities owned and operated by a corporation or partnership.
Pursuant to s. 393.18, F.S., a CTEP serves individuals who have developments disabilities, severe maladaptive behaviors, severe maladaptive behaviors and co-occurring complex medical conditions, or a dual diagnosis of developmental disabilities and mental illness. In Florida, there are only two CTEPs licensed by Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
If approved by the Governor, this bill takes effect upon becoming law.
Vote: Senate 36-0; House 118-0