(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.
Terms Used In Florida Statutes 394.928
- Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
- Department: means the Department of Children and Families. See Florida Statutes 394.912
- 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.
- Person: means an individual 18 years of age or older who is a potential or actual subject of proceedings under this part. See Florida Statutes 394.912
- veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 1.01
(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.