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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXX
SOCIAL WELFARE
Chapter 413
EMPLOYMENT AND RELATED SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
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F.S. 413.301
413.301 Preemployment transition services.
(1) Preemployment transition services shall be provided to an individual with disabilities who is between 14 and 21 years of age; who is potentially eligible for vocational rehabilitation services in a secondary, postsecondary, or other recognized education program; and who has:
(a) A current individual education plan developed by a local school board in accordance with rules of the State Board of Education; or
(b) Meets the definition of an individual with a disability for the purposes of s. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
(2) When the division receives documentation that an individual meets the conditions described in subsection (1), the division must provide preemployment transition services within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 90 days after the date that it receives an individual’s consent or, for a minor, a parent’s or legal guardian’s consent, to receive services, unless unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the division prevent the division from providing services within the 90-day timeframe and the division and the individual or, for a minor, a parent or legal guardian agree that an extension of time is warranted.
(3) If the division is unable to provide preemployment transition services within the timeframe required in subsection (2), the division must, upon the request of the individual, or for a minor, a parent or legal guardian, work with other qualified providers to provide such services.
History.s. 5, ch. 2020-85.