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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXX
SOCIAL WELFARE
Chapter 415
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
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F.S. 415.1052
415.1052 Interference with investigation or with the provision of protective services.
(1) If, upon arrival of the protective investigator, any person refuses to allow the department to begin a protective investigation, interferes with the department’s ability to conduct such an investigation, or refuses to give access to the vulnerable adult, the appropriate law enforcement agency must be contacted to assist the department in commencing the protective investigation.
(2) When any person refuses to allow the provision of protective services to the vulnerable adult who has the capacity to consent to services, the department shall petition the court for an order enjoining the person from interfering with the provision of protective services. The petition must allege specific facts sufficient to show that the vulnerable adult is in need of protective services and that the person refuses to allow the provision of such services. If the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the vulnerable adult is in need of protective services and that the person refuses to allow the provision of such services, the court may issue an order enjoining the person from interfering with the provision of protective services to the vulnerable adult.
History.s. 102, ch. 95-418; s. 35, ch. 2000-349.