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How can you Baker Act someone in South Carolina

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How can you Baker Act someone in South Carolina
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Nancy replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing.

 

The only people that can commit someone are Police Officers, Mental Health professionals and of course, Judges.

 

The person has to be a danger to themself or someone else by either threateneing suicide or homicide. They have to express that to the police officer, mental health professional, or either of those people have to testify to a Judge.

 

Nancy

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