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IS THERE A BAKER ACT IN TENNESSEE

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IS THERE A BAKER ACT IN TENNESSEE
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  SavyLawyer replied 7 years ago.
Hello, and thank you for contacting the just answer team.

Yes, Tennessee does have a statutory provision allowing for involuntary emergency detention for mental health treatment and evaluation. The Act language can be found HERE. To have someone taken in to custody, either call the police, or contact your county's mental health department.

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