Florida DCF Responsible for Transportation of Mental Patients Committed Under Fla. Stat. § 393.11, et seq.
The Supreme Court of Florida held that the sheriff would only be obligated to arrange and fund Everette's transportation while he was committed under § 916.13. Since Everette had been subsequently committed under § 393.11, however, the DCF was responsible for his transportation. The Court also found that the DCF couldn't prevail on certiorari because it hadn't included the sheriff, a real party in interest, as a party. The appellate court’s ruling was thus reversed. See: Everette v. Dept. of Children and Families, 961 So.2d 270 (Fla. 2007).
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Everette v. Dept. of Children and Families
|Cite||961 So.2d 270 (Fla. 2007)|
|Level||State Supreme Court|