Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Task Force on Involuntary Examination of Minors
This task force within the Department of Children and Families will address the issue of involuntary examinations under s. 394.463, Florida Statutes, of children age 17 years and younger.
The task force shall, at a minimum
- analyze data on the initiation of involuntary examinations of children
- research the root causes of any trends in such involuntary examinations
- identify and evaluate options for expediting examinations for children
- identify recommendations for encouraging alternatives to and eliminating inappropriate initiations of such examinations.