Online Sunshine Logo
Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature
January 21, 2022
Text: 'NEW Advanced Legislative Search'
Interpreter Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Go to MyFlorida House
Go to MyFlorida House
Select Year:  
The Florida Statutes

The 2021 Florida Statutes

Chapter 945
View Entire Chapter
F.S. 945.47
945.47 Discharge of inmate from mental health treatment.
(1) An inmate who has been transferred for the purpose of mental health treatment shall be discharged from treatment by the warden under the following conditions:
(a) If the inmate is no longer in need of care and treatment, as defined in s. 945.42, he or she may be transferred out of the mental health treatment facility and provided with appropriate mental health services; or
(b) If the inmate’s sentence expires during his or her treatment, but he or she is no longer in need of care and treatment as an inpatient, the inmate may be released with a recommendation for outpatient treatment, pursuant to the provisions of ss. 945.40-945.49.
(2) At any time that an inmate who has received mental health treatment while in the custody of the department becomes eligible for release under supervision or upon end of sentence, a record of the inmate’s mental health treatment may be provided to the Florida Commission on Offender Review and to the Department of Children and Families upon request. The record shall include, at a minimum, a summary of the inmate’s diagnosis, length of stay in treatment, clinical history, prognosis, prescribed medication, treatment plan, and recommendations for aftercare services.
History.s. 1, ch. 82-224; s. 29, ch. 84-361; s. 59, ch. 88-122; s. 8, ch. 96-422; s. 1863, ch. 97-102; s. 318, ch. 99-8; s. 24, ch. 2000-161; s. 16, ch. 2008-250; s. 327, ch. 2014-19; s. 38, ch. 2014-191.