IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR PASCO AND PINELLAS COUNTIES, FLORIDA

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. PA/PI-CIR-97-46 S0597046

 

RE: GUARDIAN ADVOCATE TRAINING COURSE

Section 394.4598 (3) and (4), Fla. Stat., requires that prior to a guardian advocate exercising authority, the guardian advocate must attend a training course approved by the Court; and

The training course for the guardian advocate must be developed by the Florida Department of Children & Families and approved by the Chief Judge of the circuit; and

The Florida Department of Children and Families has developed a 127-page Guardian Advocate Training & Resource Manual;

Now therefore, it is

ORDERED:

1. The Guardian Advocate Training & Resource Manual developed by the Florida Department of Children & Families contains the information required by Section 394.4598(3), Fla. Stat., and is therefore approved as the Guardian Advocate Training Course for the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

2. Self-teaching is the approved method for this training course.

3. Any guardian advocate providing services in the Sixth Judicial Circuit must complete the training course as directed by the manual.

4. Any guardian advocate completing the Guardian Advocate Training Course shall file an original or copy of a certificate of compliance in the patientís Baker Act file in a form consistent with the attached Certificate of Compliance.

5. The approved training manual is available at the Florida Department of Children & Families and at the designated receiving facilities on the attached list. The list may be amended with the approval of the Chief Judge or his or her designee.

DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, this 7th day of May, 1997.

_/s/______________________
Susan F. Schaeffer, Chief Judge

 

 

 

DESIGNATED RECEIVING FACILITIES

PINELLAS COUNTY

Charter Medfield Hospital Psychiatric Hospital of Florida

12891 Seminole Blvd 11300 U.S. Hwy 19 South

Largo, FL Clearwater, FL

Mease Hospital St. Anthonyís Hospital

601 Main Street 1200 - 7th Avenue North

Dunedin, FL St. Petersburg, FL

Morton Plant Hospital Sun Coast Hospital

323 Jeffords Street 2025 Indian Rocks Road

Clearwater, FL Largo, FL

Northpointe Hospital VA Medical Center Bay Pines

1527 Riverside Drive 10000 Bay Pines Blvd.

Tarpon Springs, FL Bay Pines, FL

PEMHS

11254 - 58th Street North

Pinellas Park, FL

 

 

PASCO COUNTY

Charter Hospital of Pasco The Harbors Behavioral Health

20818 State Road 54 Care Institute

Lutz, FL 8251 Arvee Drive

New Port Richey, FL

Columbia New Port Richey Hospital

5637 Marine Park

New Port Richey, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR _______________ COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

IN RE:

______________________________,

(Name of Patient)

CASE NO. ___________________

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE

GUARDIAN ADVOCATE TRAINING COURSE

 

 

I, _____________________________________, hereby certify under penalty of perjury, that I have completed the Guardian Advocate Training & Resource Manual developed by the Florida Department of Children & Families, in accordance with the requirements of Administrative Order PA/PI-CIR-97-46.

DATED this _____ day of __________________, 19______.

 

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Name (typed or printed)

 

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Signature