For addiction/substance abuse, the Marchman Act is a similar tool. Visit https://myflfamilies.com/service-programs/samh/crisis-services/marchman-act.shtml for more information.
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 http://myflfamilies.com/service-programs/mental-health/baker-act
If you are located in Volusia or Flagler County, Florida, and need assistance with the Baker Act Process, SMA Healthcare offers free assistance through a Court Liaison.
Contact Number: (386) 236-1729
SMA Healthcare also offers free assistance with the Marchman Act in Volusia and Flagler Counties. Contact Number: (386) 236-3234