65C-44.0045. Successor Guardians

Effective on Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • 1(1) A successor guardian should be identified and documented on the Guardianship Assistance Agreement.

    15(2) The successor guardian is not required to be a relative, fictive kin or a licensed caregiver.

    32(3) The successor guardian must successfully complete the following criminal, delinquency and abuse/neglect history checks prior to being added to the Guardianship Assistance Agreement:

    56(a) Fingerprints;

    58(b) Statewide criminal records check through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement;

    70(c) Records check of the Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators registry;

    81(d) Federal criminal records check through the Federal Bureau of Investigations;

    92(e) Local criminal records check through law enforcement agencies, including records of any responses to the home by law enforcement that did not result in criminal charges;

    119(f) Abuse and neglect records check through the FSFN; and

    129(g) Civil court records check regarding domestic violence complaints and orders of domestic violence complaints and orders of protection.

    148(4) Successor guardians are not required to have a completed Unified Home Study at the point of being identified but must have a home study completed and approved in FSFN prior to placement.

    181Rulemaking Authority 39.6225(11) FS. Law Implemented 39.6225 FS. History–New 7-23-19.