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Name of the Statute/Act, Title Number Source § Section number(s) (Year of Code Used). http://xxxx

Example 1: Federal Statute

Mental Health Systems Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9401 (1988).

As in-text citation:

(Mental Health Systems Act, 1988)

Example 2: State Statute

Florida Patient's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, Fla. Stat. § 381.026 (1991 & rev. 2017).

As in-text citation:

(Florida Patient's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, 1991/2017)

This statute was originally codified in 1991 and was last updated in 2017, so both dates are included.

Source: Publication Manual, 11.5 (examples 8-13)

Executive Orders

From the Code of Federal Regulations


Exec. Order No. xxxxx, 3 C.F.R. Page (Year). http://xxxxx


Exec. Order No. 13588, 3 C.F.R. 281–282 (2011).

As in-text citation:

(Exec. Order No. 13588, 2011)

Source: Publication Manual, 11.7 (example 21)

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