IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR POLK, HARDEE AND HIGHLANDS COUNTIES

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 1-3.0

ADDITIONAL JUDICIAL AUTHORITY OF COUNTY JUDGES

 

     Pursuant to the authority provided by Section 20 (3) of Article V of the Constitution of the State of Florida, all County Judges of this Circuit are hereby authorized and empowered to order emergency hospitalizations, in accordance with Section 394.463 Florida Statutes, in the absence from the county of their action of a CIRCUIT JUDGE. This authorization shall include the power to act while the Judge is sitting, by assignment, in a county of this circuit of which he is not a resident. This order cancels and supersedes Administrative Order No. dated February 14, 1973.

DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Bartow, Polk County, Florida, this 13th day of May, 1983.

THOMAS M. LANGSTON

Chief Judge