The Florida Mental Health Act of 1971 (Florida Statute 394.451-394.47891 (2009
rev.)), commonly known as the ...
Baker Act. The Baker Act is a Florida law that enables families and loved ones to
provide emergency mental health services and temporary detention for people ...
What is a Baker Act? A Baker Act is a means of providing individuals with
emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and ...
The Baker Act is the name of the mental health law in Florida and it covers
voluntary as well as involuntary commitment. This is the law that is exercised to ...
involuntary provisions of the Baker Act. Criteria. A person may be taken to a
receiving facility for involuntary examination if the following three criteria are met:
2.a. He or she is incapable of surviving alone or with the help of willing and
responsible family or friends, including available alternative services, and,
Baker Act and Marchman Act petitions will be accepted and processed at the
Clerk's Probate/Mental Health office from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.. Chapter 394 of the
Nov 4, 2015 ... Educate yourself about the Baker Act. The Baker Act, also known as the Florida
Mental Health Act (Florida Statute Chapter 394, Part I) is a law ...
The Baker Act is a law in Florida that allows mentally ill people to be committed to
a mental health facility for 72 hours, against the will of the...
Aug 18, 2015 ... The Baker Act allows 72 hours to determine whether a patient meets the criteria
for involuntary commitment. But the act allows a so-called ...