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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 394
MENTAL HEALTH
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F.S. 394.928
394.928 Subsistence fees and costs of treatment.
(1) In recognition of the fact that persons committed under this part may have sources of income and assets, which may include bank accounts, inheritances, real estate, social security payments, veteran’s payments, and other types of financial resources, and in recognition of the fact that the daily subsistence cost and costs of treatment of persons committed under this part are a burden on the taxpayers of the state, each person so committed shall:
(a) Upon order of the court committing the person, disclose all revenue or assets to the department.
(b) Pay from such income and assets, except where such income is exempt by state or federal law, all or a fair portion of the person’s daily subsistence and treatment costs, based upon the person’s ability to pay, the liability or potential liability of the person to the victim or the guardian or the estate of the victim, and the needs of his or her dependents.
(2)(a) Any person who is directed to pay all or a fair portion of daily subsistence and treatment costs is entitled to reasonable advance notice of the assessment and shall be afforded an opportunity to present reasons for opposition to the assessment.
(b) An order directing payment of all or a fair portion of a person’s daily subsistence costs may survive against the estate of the person.
History.s. 20, ch. 98-64; s. 23, ch. 99-222.
Note.Former s. 916.48.