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Under the 72 hour hold or "Baker Act" as it is known in Florida,

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Under the 72 hour hold or "Baker Act" as it is known in Florida, can a person be placed on another 72 hour hold immediately? They have been held now for 98 hours involuntarily.

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Within the 72 hours, it may be extended if the facility administrator has filed a Petition with the court

Otherwise, they may not be held involuntarily longer than the 72 hours

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