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The Florida Mental Health Act a.k.a Baker Act


1.0 General Credit

Chapter 394 of the Florida Statutes, known as “The Baker Act,” governs mental health services, including voluntary admissions (section 394.4625), involuntary examination (section 394.463) and involuntary placement (section 394.467). Enacted in 1971, the law was designed to protect the rights and liberty interests of citizens with mental illnesses and ensure public safety.

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