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I do please.
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I can provide the laws that govern involuntary psychiatric examination in Florida. Do you have specific questions?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I am seeking information on what steps I can take into baker acting my cousin who is bipolar and drug addict and is 31 years of age. I trying to figure out what steps I need to take.

Thank you for the clarification. Please give me a few moments to provide the process with references for you.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok thank you for your assistance.

There are three ways to initiate the process https://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/MentalHealth/laws/bainvex.pdf

Can you tell me the county in Florida where your cousin is residing?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Miami -Dade County . I would like if possible to have her place in a state funded Duo Diagnose program in palm beach county. Which is two counties away ... I think if she is away from the bad crowd it will help her more. However I am not sure if that is a possibility
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It is up to the County Court which facility she would be placed in unless she would go voluntarily. Let me provide information for that area.

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"Baker Act

The Baker Act allows for a person to be picked up and transported to a crisis stabilization unit for an involuntary psychiatric examination. It is based on the behavioral criteria that the person may be harmful to himself or others. If the person meets these criteria, the judge signs the Emergency Admission Order prepared by the Clerk.

Certified copies of the order are given to the petitioner with instructions to give them to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in their area. This gives the agency the authority to take the individual to a receiving facility to be evaluated.

Petition the court
To petition the court for an involuntary psychiatric examination order, the petitioner must have observed the behavior of the person. You must know the address, date of birth, age, height and weight of the person who needs the examination.

The person must be in Miami-Dade County and not in a hospital or jail. To allow time for processing, you must be at the Probate Court Office prior to 3:30 p.m.

A valid photo identification with your signature on it, such as a driver's license, passport, resident alien card or Florida Identification Card is required. There is no filing fee for this petition.

Requesting police transport
The order will be given to the petitioner in a sealed envelope. The petitioner must contact the police, and they will transport the person to the nearest crisis stabilization unit or prearranged private facility." http://http://www.miami-dadeclerk.com/families_probate_baker_act.asp

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If there is a situation where she becomes a danger to herself or others you just need to call the police. Otherwise this is a step by step of the process https://www.wikihow.com/Baker-Act-Someone

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
If she is in jail, how should I ask the judge to consider a treatment facility versus jail time? Im not sure how to word it or how to try and make a convincing statement . Can you provide an example please?

You would go through the court process.

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"Petition the court
To petition the court for an involuntary psychiatric examination order, the petitioner must have observed the behavior of the person. You must know the address, date of birth, age, height and weight of the person who needs the examination.

The person must be in Miami-Dade County and not in a hospital or jail. To allow time for processing, you must be at the Probate Court Office prior to 3:30 p.m.

A valid photo identification with your signature on it, such as a driver's license, passport, resident alien card or Florida Identification Card is required. There is no filing fee for this petition." http://www.miami-dadeclerk.com/families_probate_baker_act.asp 18 Mar

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