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Magellan of Florida

Welcome to Magellan of Florida

Magellan manages a network of Qualified Evaluators who perform assessments on children who are in the care and custody of the State of Florida and being placed, or already living in, a psychiatric residential treatment facility. 

The Florida Qualified Evaluator Network

The Qualified Evaluator Network (QEN) was created by the 2000 Florida Legislature who amended Florida Statute 39.407 to ensure that every child and adolescent in the care and custody of the State of Florida has:

  • A face-to-face evaluation by an independent Qualified Evaluator prior to admission to a psychiatric residential treatment facility, and
  • A subsequent review of progress toward treatment goals every 90 days thereafter.

The purpose of the independent evaluation is to determine the suitability for a residential level of care and appropriateness of treatment.