Legal Question in Civil Litigation in Florida

if someone is baker acted and then taken to the hospital because they are diabetic and the sugar level was high then medically released after 3 days and is in waiting for a room at a crisis center but has no sign of a mental illness or condition can they still be held against their will after being in the hospital for a total of 5


Asked on 2/09/13, 7:27 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Joseph Justice The Justice Law Firm

When someone is baker acted a judge must determine if they meet the criteria for involuntary commitment at a hospital within 72 hours. If they do not, than they must be released or agree to stay voluntarily.

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Answered on 2/11/13, 6:40 am

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