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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 391
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES
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F.S. 391.302
391.302 Definitions.As used in ss. 391.301-391.308, the term:
(1) “Developmental delay” means a condition, identified and measured through appropriate instruments and procedures, which may delay physical, cognitive, communication, social or emotional, or adaptive development.
(2) “Developmental disability” means a condition, identified and measured through appropriate instruments and procedures, which may impair physical, cognitive, communication, social or emotional, or adaptive development.
(3) “Developmental intervention” or “early intervention” means individual and group therapies and services needed to enhance both the infant’s or toddler’s growth and development and family functioning. The term includes habilitative services and assistive technology devices, rehabilitative services and assistive technology devices, and parent support and training.
(4) “Habilitative services and devices” means health care services and assistive technology devices that help a child maintain, learn, or improve skills and functioning for daily living.
(5) “Infant or toddler” or “child” means a child from birth until the child’s third birthday.
(6) “Local program office” means an office that administers the Early Steps Program within a municipality, county, or region.
(7) “Rehabilitative services and devices” means restorative and remedial services that maintain or enhance the current level of functioning of a child if there is a possibility of improvement or reversal of impairment.
History.s. 12, ch. 89-379; s. 7, ch. 94-140; s. 1039, ch. 95-148; s. 20, ch. 2004-350; s. 7, ch. 2016-238.
Note.Former s. 383.215(3).