65C-32.001. Definitions  

Effective on Sunday, April 17, 2016
  • 1(1) “Complaint” means an allegation of a violation of Sections 1161.21(2)-12(3), F.S., and the rules adopted pursuant to Rule Chapter 65C-32, F.A.C.

    24(2) “Department” means the Department of Children and Families.

    33(3) “Distance learning” means instruction provided through correspondence or via the Internet, pursuant to Rule 4865C-32.002, 49F.A.C.

    50(4) “Evidence-based” means that the curriculum has been studied by independent researchers using sound methodology, and in peer-reviewed publications consistently found to be effective at increasing knowledge or improving parenting or child outcomes in multiple studies across a variety of populations.

    91(5) “Formal Course Guidebook” means a guidebook containing the background and objectives of the course, instructional methods and lesson plans, materials for distribution, and evaluation tools including educational outcomes and client satisfaction.

    123(6) “Indigent” means a determination of civil indigent status made by the clerk of the circuit court in which the underlying custody case is being heard.

    149(7) “Instructor” means the individual(s) qualified to provide instruction in a live classroom setting or answer participant questions regarding online or correspondence course content.

    173(8) “Letter of Non-Compliance” means a written notification advising the provider of the specified statute or rule violation(s).

    191(9) “Parenting Course” means the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course designated pursuant to Section 20661.21(2)(a), F.S., 208to provide information to parents as that information relates to court actions between the parents involving parental responsibility, care, time-sharing, and support of a child or children.

    235(10) “Provider” means an individual or legal entity qualified to develop and implement the Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course meeting the qualifications for approval pursuant to Rule Chapter 65C-32, F.A.C.

    266(11) “Research-informed” means that the curriculum is based on a review of research findings related to post-divorce adjustment, co-parenting and the effects of divorce on children, including abuse and neglect.

    296(12) “Revocation” means withdrawal of approval of a parenting course.

    306(13) “Verified finding” means to substantiate a complaint of non-compliance with Section 31861.21, F.S., 320or the rules in this chapter.

    326Rulemaking Authority 32861.21(3)(e) FS. 330Law Implemented 33261.21(2), 333(3) FS. History–New 11-25-07, Amended 4-17-16.


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