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Does a Baker Act go on your record?

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...

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Does a Baker Act go on your record?

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...

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Does a Baker Act go on your record?

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...

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What are Parental Rights?

What are Parental Rights?

Even before the current pandemic scare, Florida parents have worried about protecting their children, particularly at school. The fact that children were being regularly taken from school without prior parental notice or agreement for involuntary psychiatric...

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The Unworkability of Suicide Risk Assessments

The Unworkability of Suicide Risk Assessments

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in young people in the US today and suicide risk assessment is often touted as the answer but experts in the field have repeatedly concluded that there is not any one scale that can predict who will commit suicide to any...

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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...

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