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Records may be sealed in Florida via F.S.(###) ###-####and 943.059 and Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.692, but these statues refer to criminal arrests. Unfortunately, there is no mechanism to seal a Baker Act episode. I'm really sorry for the bad news, but there is no way that I'm aware of to remove this kind of thing. These records should, however, be only accessible by court personnel, so the public should not have access to this information.
Hello. Thanks for your response.
I've done some research on this topic, trying to find some legal mechanism by which you can have this report removed, but, unfortunately, there simply isn't one. What's odd is that if you had been charged with a crime and had the charges dismissed, you could get it expunged. But, since that's not the case here and it's just a police report that led to a Baker Act detention, there is no way to get it removed. I highly suggest that you keep a copy of the doctor's report with you, and if the issue comes up, you can document that it was unjustified. That's really your only option since you can't get it removed outright.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.