For addiction/substance abuse, the Marchman Act is a similar tool. Visit http://myflfamilies.com/service-programs/substance-abuse/marchman-act 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 Behavioral offers free assistance through a Court Liaison.
Contact: Rodney Curtis, (386) 236-1729
SMA also offers free assistance with the Marchman Act in Volusia and Flagler Counties.
Contact: Stephen Brewer, (386) 236-3234