February 6, 2018
Health Professional

Baker Acts In Florida

The Baker Act is a law in the State of Florida that allows family members or some licensed authorities to call for urgent medical attention and evaluation for people who might be having mental health issues. This provision was created in 1972 to provide aid to people who are at risk of harming themselves or members of the public. These individuals are often unable to determine on their own that they need to seek medical help. The act was not only created to ensure the safety of the person and to prevent such person from inflicting harm on anyone, but was […]