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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 916
MENTALLY ILL AND INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED DEFENDANTS
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F.S. 916.1093
916.1093 Operation and administration; rules.
(1) The department or agency may enter into contracts and do such things as may be necessary and incidental to assure compliance with and to carry out the provisions of this chapter in accordance with the stated legislative intent.
(2) The department and agency are authorized to adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement the provisions of this chapter. Such rules must address the use of restraint and seclusion in forensic facilities and must be consistent with recognized best practices; prohibit inherently dangerous restraint or seclusion procedures; establish limitations on the use and duration of restraint and seclusion; establish measures to ensure the safety of clients and staff during an incident of restraint or seclusion; establish procedures for staff to follow before, during, and after incidents of restraint or seclusion; establish professional qualifications of and training for staff who may order or be engaged in the use of restraint or seclusion; provide data reporting and data collection procedures relating to the use of restraint and seclusion; and provide for the documentation of the use of restraint or seclusion in the client’s facility record.
History.s. 41, ch. 85-167; s. 11, ch. 98-92; s. 225, ch. 98-200; s. 8, ch. 2006-195.
Note.Former s. 916.20.