The Baker Act
The Florida Mental Health Act (F.S. 394, Part I), commonly known as the Baker Act, governs mental health treatment, including involuntary examination and involuntary placement. The Florida Department of Children and Families "Crisis Services" web page is a helpful resource.
- History of the Baker Act
- The Baker Act Statute
- Florida Administrative Code 65E-5
- Involuntary Examination: Criteria, Processes and Time Frame
Training on the Baker Act is available at the Florida Certification Board's Online Education Platform.