Pandemic Contagious Diseases Benchguide 2023 Legal Issues
Florida Court Education Council’s Publication Committee. (2023). Pandemic Contagious Diseases Benchguide 2023: Legal Issues.
This bench book provides Florida judges with information they need for when they are presented with public health cases. The document begins with an introduction of public health law in the context of a public health emergency, executive powers in a public health emergency, and Florida Executive Branch procedures in an emergency. It then goes into the role of Florida Courts, and other legal issues for the Courts to consider during a public health emergency. It also provides guidance for maintaining essential court functions during a pandemic.