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2017 Florida Statutes

SECTION 425
Due process service rates; expenditure limitation; approval of uniform contract forms and procedures.
F.S. 27.425
27.425 Due process service rates; expenditure limitation; approval of uniform contract forms and procedures.
(1) The maximum compensation rates for state-funded due process service providers in cases in which the court has appointed private counsel or declared a person indigent for costs shall be specified annually in the General Appropriations Act. For purposes of this section, due process compensation rates do not include attorney’s fees for legal representation of the client.
(2) The total amount expended for providers of due process services in eligible cases may not exceed the amount budgeted in the General Appropriations Act for the particular due process service.
(3) The Justice Administrative Commission shall approve uniform contract forms for use in procuring due process services and uniform procedures for use by a due process provider, or a private attorney on behalf of a due process provider, in support of billing for due process services to demonstrate completion of the specified services.
History.s. 3, ch. 2007-62; s. 6, ch. 2010-162.