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Baker Act? Protect Your Children with 5 Simple Steps!

Baker Act? Protect Your Children with 5 Simple Steps!

In 2021, the passage of the School Safety Bill, amended Florida law to require parental/guardian notification prior to the initiation of a Baker Act on a minor child. The intention behind these revisions was to reduce the number of inappropriate Baker Acts on children...

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Parents’ Bill of Rights – The Right to Be Notified

Parents’ Bill of Rights – The Right to Be Notified

As a parent in Florida, you have the right to be notified immediately if your minor child is removed from school, school transportation, or a school-sponsored activity and taken to a receiving facility for an involuntary examination. To learn more about your rights,...

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Parental Rights and The Baker Act

Parental Rights and The Baker Act

In 2021, Florida created the Parents’ Bill of Rights. This new section of Florida law makes it clear that it is a fundamental right of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health of his or her minor child. Additionally, changes were...

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