Baker Act Reporting Center
About the Center
The Baker Act Reporting Center is located in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy, de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida. The Center is operated on behalf of the Florida Department of Children and Families. Baker Act receiving facilities statewide submit to us forms used to initiate involuntary (Baker Act) examinations. Clerks of Court statewide submit to us petitions and orders for involuntary inpatient placement and involuntary (outpatient) services.