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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXIX
Chapter 397
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F.S. 397.754
397.754 Duties and responsibilities of the Department of Corrections.The Department of Corrections shall:
(1) To the fullest extent possible provide inmates upon arrival at a Department of Corrections reception center for initial processing with an assessment of substance abuse service needs.
(2) Provide inmates who are admitted to inmate substance abuse services with an individualized treatment plan which is developed on the basis of assessed need for services and which includes measurable goals and specifies the types of services needed to meet those goals.
(3) To the fullest extent possible provide inmates with individualized services.
(4) Develop and maintain systematic methods of research, evaluation, and monitoring of the appropriateness and quality of substance abuse programs.
(5) Provide inmates who have participated in substance abuse programs within 1 month of the date of their final release from the correctional facility in which they are incarcerated with information regarding options for continuing substance abuse services in the community and with referrals for such services as appropriate or upon the inmate’s request.
(6) In cooperation with other agencies, actively seek to enhance resources for the provision of treatment services for inmates and to develop partnerships with other state agencies, including but not limited to the Departments of Children and Families, Education, Economic Opportunity, and Law Enforcement.
(7) To the extent of available funding, provide training to employees whose duties involve the provision of inmate substance abuse services.
(8) The department shall by rule set forth procedures with respect to individual dignity, nondiscriminatory services, quality services, communication for inmates who receive treatment for substance abuse, and confidentiality requirements in accordance with federal law.
History.s. 9, ch. 93-39; s. 109, ch. 99-8; s. 117, ch. 2014-19; s. 41, ch. 2015-2.