For Clerks of Court


The Baker Act Reporting Center at the de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute receives mental health documents for longer term placement on behalf of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).  The Baker Act data consist of data entered from these forms.      These Baker Act data are used to create a statutorily required annual report [F.S. 394.463(2)(a)3(e)], as well as additional reporting to address a variety of policy issues.  As a result of SB12 in 2016 and FCCC Advisory 18-009, Clerks of Court are required to submit these documents to the Baker Act Reporting Center. 

The side tabs are intended for Clerks of Court as needed.  However, all questions and suggestions related to involuntary placement submission should be addressed to the Baker Act Reporting Center at or 813-974-1010.