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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 39.624, Florida Statutes 2004

39.624  Independent living.--The court may approve placement of the child in an independent living arrangement as permanency for any child 16 years of age or older, if it can be clearly established that this type of alternate care arrangement is the most appropriate plan and that the health, safety, and well-being of the child will not be jeopardized by such an arrangement. While in independent living situations, children whose legal custody has been awarded to the department or a licensed child-caring or child-placing agency, or who have been voluntarily placed with such an agency by a parent, guardian, relative, or adult approved by the court, continue to be subject to court review provisions until the child reaches the age of 18.

History.--s. 31, ch. 2000-139.