CS/CS/HB 893 -  Child Welfare Placements

by Health & Human Services Committee and Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee and Melo and Williams (CO-SPONSORS) Arrington; Bartleman; Benjamin; Daley; Davis; Hunschofsky; Joseph; McCurdy; Mooney; Morales; Nixon; Rayner; Robinson, F.; Silvers; Skidmore; Tant; Thompson; Woodson
Authorizes DCF to place children in its custody in therapeutic group homes for residential mental health treatment without prior court approval; defines "therapeutic group home"; provides that DCF, rather than AHCA, shall appoint qualified evaluators to conduct suitability assessments of certain children in department's custody; specifies qualifications for evaluators conducting suitability assessments for placement in therapeutic group home; revises requirements for suitability assessments; specifies when DCF must provide copy of assessment to guardian ad litem & court; removes department's & agency's rulemaking authority; revises definition of term "special needs child".
Effective Date: April 6, 2022
Last Event: Chapter No. 2022-55 on Friday, April 8, 2022 10:57 AM

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Chamber Committee
Chamber: House Committee: Final Bill Analysis 4/8/2022 11:33:29 AM
Chamber: House Committee: Final Bill Analysis 3/23/2022 1:05:15 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Health & Human Services Committee 2/23/2022 4:43:04 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Health & Human Services Committee 2/23/2022 4:36:12 PM --UnPublished--
Chamber: House Committee: Health & Human Services Committee 2/22/2022 11:01:44 AM
Chamber: House Committee: Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee 1/26/2022 5:08:24 PM
Chamber: House Committee: Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee 1/24/2022 9:50:00 AM

Vote History

Chamber Date Yeas Nays Action Action 2 Vote Detail Barcode
Chamber: House Date: 03/02/2022 03:54 PM   Yeas: 116 Nays: 0 Action: Action 2: Passage Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 661] Barcode:
Chamber: Senate Date: 03/02/2022 06:43 PM   Yeas: 38 Nays: 0 Action: Action 2: Vote Detail: Vote [Seq# 31] Barcode:

Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: Chapter No. 2022-55 Time: 04/08/2022 - 10:57 AM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: Approved by Governor Time: 04/06/2022 - 7:34 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: Signed by Officers and presented to Governor Time: 04/05/2022 - 1:00 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: H Ordered enrolled Time: 03/02/2022 - 7:05 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H In Messages Time: 03/02/2022 - 7:05 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: S CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 515 Time: 03/02/2022 - 6:48 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: S Read 3rd time -SJ 515 Time: 03/02/2022 - 6:47 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: S Read 2nd time -SJ 515 Time: 03/02/2022 - 6:46 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: S Received -SJ 535 Time: 03/02/2022 - 6:45 PM Member: Committee: Version: er
Event: S Substituted for CS/CS/SB 1120 -SJ 515 Time: 03/02/2022 - 6:43 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: S Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading Time: 03/02/2022 - 6:43 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: S Withdrawn from Appropriations -SJ 515 Time: 03/02/2022 - 6:43 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Version: c2
Event: S Referred to Appropriations -SJ 535 Time: 03/02/2022 - 4:16 PM Member: Committee: Appropriations Version: c2
Event: S In Messages Time: 03/02/2022 - 4:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Message sent to senate Time: 03/02/2022 - 4:08 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H CS passed; YEAS 116, NAYS 0 Time: 03/02/2022 - 3:54 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Read 3rd time Time: 03/02/2022 - 3:51 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Added to Third Reading Calendar Time: 03/01/2022 - 6:10 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Placed on 3rd reading Time: 03/01/2022 - 4:24 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Read 2nd time Time: 03/01/2022 - 4:22 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/1/2022) Time: 02/24/2022 - 7:56 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Added to Second Reading Calendar Time: 02/24/2022 - 6:24 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Bill referred to House Calendar Time: 02/24/2022 - 6:24 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 02/23/2022 - 6:17 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H CS Filed Time: 02/23/2022 - 4:31 PM Member: Committee: Version: c2
Event: H Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a) Time: 02/23/2022 - 4:31 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Reported out of Health & Human Services Committee Time: 02/23/2022 - 4:30 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: c1
Event: H Favorable with CS by Health & Human Services Committee Time: 02/23/2022 - 1:20 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: c1
Event: H PCS added to Health & Human Services Committee agenda Time: 02/21/2022 - 4:03 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: c1
Event: H Now in Health & Human Services Committee Time: 01/28/2022 - 11:38 AM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: c1
Event: H Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Time: 01/28/2022 - 11:38 AM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: c1
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 01/27/2022 - 5:25 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H CS Filed Time: 01/26/2022 - 5:15 PM Member: Committee: Version: c1
Event: H Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a) Time: 01/26/2022 - 5:15 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Reported out of Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee Time: 01/26/2022 - 5:08 PM Member: Committee: Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Favorable with CS by Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee Time: 01/25/2022 - 6:31 PM Member: Committee: Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Added to Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee agenda Time: 01/21/2022 - 4:08 PM Member: Committee: Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 01/11/2022 - 9:25 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Now in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee Time: 01/03/2022 - 12:44 PM Member: Committee: Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Time: 01/03/2022 - 12:44 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Time: 01/03/2022 - 12:44 PM Member: Committee: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee Time: 01/03/2022 - 12:44 PM Member: Committee: Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 12/09/2021 - 3:14 PM Member: Melo Committee: Version: __