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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXX
SOCIAL WELFARE
Chapter 427
SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
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F.S. 427.708
427.708 Certain public safety and health care providers required to purchase and operate TDD’s.
(1) The central communications office of each county sheriff’s department shall purchase and continually operate at least one TDD.
(2)(a) The central communications office of each police department and each firefighting agency in a municipality with a population of 25,000 to 250,000 shall purchase and continually operate at least one TDD.
(b) The central communications office of each police department and each firefighting agency in a municipality with a population exceeding 250,000 persons shall purchase and continually operate at least two TDD’s.
(3) Each hospital as defined in s. 395.002 shall purchase and continually operate at least one TDD.
(4) Each emergency telephone number “911” system, as provided in s. 365.171, and each agency receiving automatically routed calls through such a system shall purchase and continually operate at least one TDD.
(5) Each public safety office, health care provider, and emergency telephone number “911” system required to obtain a TDD pursuant to this section shall continuously operate and staff such equipment on a 24-hour basis.
(6) Each office or organization required to purchase TDD’s pursuant to this section shall buy such equipment which meets the same specifications as those selected by the commission.
(7) Each office or organization required to operate TDD’s pursuant to this section shall utilize equipment in accordance with standards established by the commission.
History.s. 1, ch. 91-111; s. 80, ch. 92-289; s. 46, ch. 94-324; s. 19, ch. 95-327.