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2004 Florida Statutes

Powers and duties of guardian advocate.
Section 39.829, Florida Statutes 2004

39.829  Powers and duties of guardian advocate.--It is the duty of the guardian advocate to oversee the care, health, and medical treatment of the child; to advise the court regarding any change in the status of the child; and to respond to any medical crisis of the child, including providing consent to any needed medical treatment. The guardian advocate shall report to the department if the natural parents abandon the child or if the natural parents reclaim custody of the child.

History.--s. 2, ch. 89-345; s. 110, ch. 98-403.

Note.--Former s. 415.5088.