Florida Senate - 2012                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 434
                                Barcode 465118                          
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             01/10/2012 03:29 PM       .                                

       Senator Rich moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 176 and 177
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Section 39.015, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7  	39.015 Guardianship of children placed in the department’s
    8  custody.- The department shall be the guardian of the person of
    9  children who are placed by court order in the department’s
   10  custody, through either shelter care or foster care. Unless
   11  parental rights are terminated, this guardianship does not
   12  include the right to consent to extraordinary medical care or
   13  treatment and does not include any other rights specifically
   14  retained to the parents by court order entered pursuant to this
   15  chapter. The department shall exercise its guardianship of a
   16  child through individual staff of its community-based care lead
   17  agency or its contracted providers, acting on behalf of the
   18  department.
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   21         And the title is amended as follows:
   22         Delete line 7
   23  and insert:
   24         judicial review; creating s. 39.015, F.S.; providing
   25         the department shall be the guardian of the person of
   26         a child placed in the department’s custody by the
   27         court; providing an exception related to medical care
   28         or treatment; providing for the exercise of
   29         guardianship through a community-based care lead
   30         agency or contracted provider acting on behalf of the
   31         department; amending s. 39.6012, F.S.; requiring