may have a mental illness (as defined in the Baker Act).
is a danger to yourself, harm to others, or themselves default (as defined in the Baker Act).
The examination can last up to 72 hours after a person be deemed to be medically stable and occur in more than 100 Florida Department of children and families is set to receive facilities across the country.
There are many things that might be following examination of the patient. This includes the release of individuals to the Community (or other community placement), petition for the placement of patients not voluntary (what it says civil commitment), a voluntary outpatient placement (what is call outpatient commitment or assisted treatment orders), or voluntary treatment (if the person competent to consent to voluntary treatment and consent to voluntary treatment). Not voluntary outpatient placement language in the Baker Act in force as part of the reform Act Baker in 2005.
the Act was named for the Florida State representative from Miami, Maxine Baker,  which has a strong interest in issues of mental health, served as Chairman of the House Committee of Mental health, and is a sponsor of the Bill.
Nickname of the law has led to the term "Baker Act" as a verb, and "Baker Acted" as a verb passive-voice, to call upon the Act to force the individual commitment. Although Baker Act that's a resolution for only for the State of Florida, the use of "Baker Acting" as a verb has become common as the term slang for voluntary commitments in other areas of the United States of America