Baker Act

The Baker Act is a means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for mental health evaluation and treatment when required, either on a voluntary or an involuntary basis.
Detailed information on the Baker Act is available at
If you are located in Volusia or Flagler County, Florida, and need assistance with the Baker Act Process, SMA Behavioral offers free assistance through a Court Liaison.
Contact: Rodney Curtis, (386) 236-1729

For addiction/substance abuse, the Marchman Act is a similar tool. Visit for more information.

SMA also offers free assistance with the Marchman Act in Volusia and Flagler Counties.
Contact: Stephen Brewer, (386) 236-3234