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Enlisting with a act on my medical story.
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Customer: ***** *****, and enlisting with a baker act on my medical history.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It was when I was 18, it was a Tylenol overdose, hardly, and they thought I was suicidal, I was evaluated and cleared after the weekend. I am now getting my pilots license and working towards a degree and want to enlist in the Navy, curious as to whether there are waivers for my situation or if I'm permanently disqualified?
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Peter Griesch replied 11 months ago.

The Military Entrance Processing (MEPS) will almost certainly disqualify you for service based on a Baker Act commitment. After that, you and your recruiter could submit a waiver request, but unfortunately, it is very unlikely you'll be granted a waiver.

Being "Baker Acted" is generally a permanent disqualification from military service.

I've seen one waiver granted, but the person was not an adult when it occurred.

Expert:  Peter Griesch replied 11 months ago.

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