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Florida Advance Directive/Designation of Health Care Surrogate statute link 
The entire statute as it appears on the Florida state legislature website.

Florida Advance Directive/Designation of Health Care Surrogate statute pdfImage
Selected sections of the statute relating to advance directives and health care surrogates

Mental Health Advance Directives -  Find helpful information at this website provided by the Broward Regional Health Planning Council.

Although Florida does not currently have a specific statute for a psychiatric advance directive, you can learn more about general advance directives for health care in Florida at the Caring Connections website.

Florida Mental Health Resources -  Find helpful information at this website provided by the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  

If you know of any relevant current legislation, pending legislation, or general issues of interest relating to psychiatric advance directives in your state, click here to contact us.