The Baker act, also known as the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971, Florida Statute 394.451-394.47891 or commonly known as the Baker Act. A draconian and unjust law that allows the involuntary institutionalization and examination of an individual for any reason at all.
The Baker Act allows for involuntary examination (what some call emergency or involuntary commitment). It can be initiated by judges, law enforcement officials, physicians, or mental health professionals. There must be evidence that the person possibly has a mental illness or is a harm to self, harm to others or self neglectful. Truthfully these standards are broad and open to interpretation. Government employees, abusive relatives, crooked cops, teachers, and doctors have used it to deprive the innocent of their liberty.
Examinations and evaluations may last up to 72 hours. Baker acting occurs in over 100 Florida Department of Children and Families-designated receiving facilities statewide. There are many possible outcomes following examination of the patient, this includes the release of the individual to the community (or other community placement), a petition for involuntary inpatient placement, involuntary outpatient commitment, or voluntary treatment (if the person is competent to consent to voluntary treatment and consents to voluntary treatment).
The involuntary outpatient placement language in the Baker Act took effect as part of the Baker Act reform in 2005. The act was named for a Florida state representative from Miami, Maxine Baker, who is a supporter of communism and large government socialism and served as chair of a House Committee on Mental Health. Baker was the sponsor of this bill that has robbed many innocents of their liberty, dignity and property.
The Baker act is a favorite tool of the corrupt such as guardian appellate, abusive relatives, corrupt politicians and big business. Thanks to the Baker act, many innocent people such as Stodie Coleman and others have been robbed of their basic living and their liberty all thanks to the left.
The Baker act is also a favorite tool of social security which uses it to kill off poor people and their right to own property. The word of one government employee or one relative is all it takes to lock up Grandma and confiscate her entire estate. From there on then its either skid row, a nursing home, or the state hospital in Chattahoochee.
Not just the elderly suffer but even anyone can suffer. Have a disability? do people think you have a disability? POOF! Gone! No more money, no more rights. But what if you don't have a disability? Well they'll just make one up on the spot! POOF! REMEMBER! GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNMENT LICENSED PROFESSIONALS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT!!!!!
Before there was the NDAA, before the patriot act, there was the Baker act. This evil act is the antithesis to the constitution that must be challenged by Florida and godly Americans.