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What are the rules for the Baker Act in Florida?

What do they do when they Baker Act you?

Usually a person who is Baker Acted is transported to a psychiatric facility by law enforcement for an initial examination by a psychiatrist. Once at the facility the person can be held involuntarily for up to 72 hours. For more information on the Baker Act click...
What are the rules for the Baker Act in Florida?

What happens after 72 hours of Baker Act?

A person may not be held for longer than 72 hours and when the 72 hours is up the person must be released unless charged with a crime, or the person must decide to stay on a voluntary basis or the facility must file a petition for involuntary commitment. For more...
What are the rules for the Baker Act in Florida?

Is Baker Act only in Florida?

Baker Act is the common term for involuntary psychiatric examination also known as short term emergency commitment. Every state in the country has their own version of the Baker Act and each law is unique to that state. For more information on the Baker Act click...
What are the rules for the Baker Act in Florida?

What does it mean to be Baker Acted?

Being Baker Acted means that you have been taken into custody, usually by law enforcement, and transported to a psychiatric facility for examination. You can then be held for up to 72 hours at the psychiatric facility. For more information on the Baker Act click...