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Training Title:
Baker and Marchman Acts v. 3 (Florida)

Clock Hours: 2

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to: • List the goals of the Baker Act • Recall three significant facts about the Baker Act • Recite five important terms which will assist you in understanding procedures in the Baker Act • Learn the intent of the Marchman legislation and it’s legislation accomplishments • Learn the patient rights under the Marchman Act • Learn the limits to confidentiality under the Marchman Act

The Baker Act was enacted to protect Florida citizens with mental illness by providing a system wide structure that would prevent abuse, provide treatment, and ensure the individual rights of each person. This course provides information on the history of the Florida Mental Health Act (Baker Act) and reviews the most important aspects of this historic Florida legislation. Those areas include express and informed consent, surrogate decision makers, voluntary admission, involuntary examination, involuntary placement, the role of law enforcement, Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), special protection for voluntary elders, and rules governing the use of seclusion and restraints. Our goal for this training is to deepen your understanding of the Baker Act by providing information that will inform your application of its guidelines and rules in a way that promotes advocacy for the rights of individuals and the use of best practices. Keywords: Baker Act; Florida Mental Health Act; Involuntary commitment; mental health; Involuntary admission; Florida

Approval Bodies

  • Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Psychology
  • Florida Dept. of Health (Board of Social Work, Marriage & Family, Mental Health Counseling)
  • NAADAC, National Association for Addiction Professionals
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Professional Development

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