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What happens after 72 hours of Baker Act?

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 happens after 72 hours of Baker Act?

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 happens after 72 hours of Baker Act?

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...
What happens after 72 hours of Baker Act?

Does a Baker Act go on your record?

Yes. There will be a medical record, a police record if law enforcement was involved and if a petition is filed for involuntary placement then also a court record. There is no procedure in the law to remove or seal the records of a Baker Act. For more information on...
What happens after 72 hours of Baker Act?

Can a Baker Act refuse treatment?

Yes, a person can refuse treatment if it was determined during the initial examination that the person is competent to consent. If the person was deemed incompetent then the facility must to have a guardian advocate appointed. For more information on the Baker Act...
What happens after 72 hours of Baker Act?

What happens if you get Baker Acted?

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. Click here for more information on the Baker...
Parental Rights

Parental Rights

Introduction It is a fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their minor children. The U.S. Congress has decreed that based upon the Constitutional rights and human rights of all citizens, important information relating to a minor...