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What is the difference between Baker Act and Marchman 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 is the difference between Baker Act and Marchman 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 is the difference between Baker Act and Marchman 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 On July 1, 2021, Florida’s Parents’ Bill of Rights became law. As a parent, you need to know and understand these rights. CCHR has created a series of 15-30 second videos to help explain some of these rights as well as a simple booklet that...