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Record Group Number: 000841
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Creator: Florida State Hospital.
Title, Dates: Florida State Hospital record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     The Florida State Hospital was created in 1877 as the Florida Asylum for the Indigent Insane (Ch. 3035, Laws of Florida, 1877).  In 1886, it was renamed the Florida Hospital for the Insane.  In 1919, it received its present name, the Florida State Hospital.  The hospital is located at Chattahoochee in Gadsden County, Florida.  The Board of Commissioners of State Institutions (Ch. 3578, Acts, 1885) had general supervision over the state psychiatric hospital until 1969. At that time, it was placed under the supervision of the Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Services (Ch. 69-106, Laws of Florida) and later under the Department of Children and Families (Chapter 96-403, Laws of Florida).  The state hospital is responsible for providing care and treatment to both paying and indigent mentally ill patients.
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