The following definitions are to be used in this chapter.

Terms Used In Florida Regulations 65C-42.001

  • Aftercare Services: means services provided pursuant to Florida Statutes § 409. See Florida Regulations 65C-42.001
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
    (1) “Adverse action” means any action by the Department, community-based care lead agency, or its contracted service provider that denies, in whole or in part, a young adult’s application for Postsecondary Education Services and Support or Aftercare Services, or that discharges a young adult from Postsecondary Education Services and Support or Aftercare Services.
    (2) “Aftercare Services” means services provided pursuant to Florida Statutes § 409.1451(3)
    (3) “Court-approved dependency guardian” means the caregiver for a child placed in out-of-home care pursuant to a custody order entered by the dependency court. The term includes a permanent guardian under Florida Statutes § 39.6221, and a permanent placement with a fit and willing relative under Florida Statutes § 39.6231
    (4) “Designated Staff” means a case manager or other child welfare professional assigned by the community-based care lead agency or its contracted service provider to work with young adults ages 18 to 23 to handle all matters pursuant to the Postsecondary Education Services and Support and Aftercare Services.
    (5) “Education and Training Voucher ” means the federally funded program, codified in 42 U.S.C. 677, for young adults formerly in foster care that provides monthly stipends to assist in meeting the cost of postsecondary education.
    (6) “Extended Foster Care” means the program available pursuant to Florida Statutes § 39.6251
    (7) “Fair hearing” means a hearing that is conducted pursuant to the procedural requirements of rules 65-2.042 through Fla. Admin. Code R. 65-2.069
    (8) “Postsecondary Education Services and Support (PESS)” means the program available to young adults who meet the eligibility requirements in Florida Statutes § 409.1451(2), that provides services and support to assist with postsecondary education.
    (9) “Road to Independence Program” means the programs described in Florida Statutes § 409.1451
Rulemaking Authority 39.012, 409.1451(10) FS. Law Implemented 409.1451, 39.6251 FS. History—New 10-4-15, Amended 5-22-19.