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The 2022 Florida Statutes (including 2022 Special Session A and 2023 Special Session B)

Title XXIX
Chapter 397
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F.S. 397.6760
397.6760 Court records; confidentiality.
(1) All petitions for involuntary assessment and stabilization, court orders, and related records that are filed with or by a court under this part are confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution. Pleadings and other documents made confidential and exempt by this section may be disclosed by the clerk of the court, upon request, to any of the following:
(a) The petitioner.
(b) The petitioner’s attorney.
(c) The respondent.
(d) The respondent’s attorney.
(e) The respondent’s guardian or guardian advocate, if applicable.
(f) In the case of a minor respondent, the respondent’s parent, guardian, legal custodian, or guardian advocate.
(g) The respondent’s treating health care practitioner.
(h) The respondent’s health care surrogate or proxy.
(i) The Department of Children and Families, without charge.
(j) The Department of Corrections, without charge, if the respondent is committed or is to be returned to the custody of the Department of Corrections from the Department of Children and Families.
(k) A person or entity authorized to view records upon a court order for good cause. In determining if there is good cause for the disclosure of records, the court must weigh the person or entity’s need for the information against potential harm to the respondent from the disclosure.
(2) This section does not preclude the clerk of the court from submitting the information required by s. 790.065 to the Department of Law Enforcement.
(3) The clerk of the court may not publish personal identifying information on a court docket or in a publicly accessible file.
(4) A person or entity receiving information pursuant to this section shall maintain that information as confidential and exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
(5) The exemption under this section applies to all documents filed with a court before, on, or after July 1, 2017.
History.s. 1, ch. 2017-25; s. 32, ch. 2018-3; s. 62, ch. 2019-3; s. 1, ch. 2022-44.

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  1. See ch. 2017–25, §§ 1, 3 Laws of Fla. (creating § 397.6760 (Court records; confidentiality), Fla. Stat., effective July 1, 2017).

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    . . . assessment and stabilization of an individual,” which are confidential under newly enacted section 397.6760 . . . court orders, and related records for involuntary assessment and stabilization of . an individual, § 397.6760 . . . (creating § 397.6760 (Court records; confidentiality), Fla. Stat., effective July 1, 2017). • . . . .