(a) There is created in the Department of Administration the Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims.
(b) At the request of a claimant or a claimant's legal representative, the Office shall assist an individual who may be a qualified recipient to determine whether the individual qualifies for compensation under this Part. The Office may assist an individual filing a claim under this Part and collect documentation in support of the claim. With the claimant's consent, the Office may represent and advocate for the claimant before the Commission and may assist the claimant with any good-faith further appeal of an adverse decision on a claim.
(c) The Office shall plan and implement an outreach program to attempt to notify individuals who may be possible qualified recipients. (2013-360, s. 6.18(a).)
Last modified: March 23, 2014