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What does it take to baker act someone in Florida?

To be Backer Acted in Florida a person must meet certain criteria.

The individual must be showing signs of mental illness, a failure to understand why an evaluation may be needed, and/or posing a threat to themselves or others. Usually, a Baker Act is used in response to a mental health emergency.

A Baker Act can be started by medical professionals, the court system, and law enforcement.

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