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What are the rules for the Baker Act in Florida?

What are the rules for the Baker Act in Florida?

For a person to be taken into custody under a Baker Act three criteria (rules) must be met: There is reason to believe that the person is mentally ill. Because of his or her mental illness the person has refused voluntary examination or is unable to determine whether...

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What are the rules for the Baker Act in Florida?

What are Parental Rights in Florida?

The interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children is recognized as a fundamental liberty. A list of “Parental Rights” has been compiled using existing rights understood to be guaranteed to a parent so that all parents can easily know and...

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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...

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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...

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