This course examines Florida's Baker Act law (Chapter 394) and addresses: who qualifies for Baker Act services, the different methods used to initiate services at a Baker Act facility, the services that individuals can receive, and discharge procedures. The target audience for this course is professionals who encounter individuals who may require services in a Baker Act facility, such as a qualified professional, law enforcement officer, or emergency department staff.  Three (3) continuing education credits or hours are available with successful course completion.

This course describe Florida’s system of Baker Act receiving facilities for persons who are experiencing mental health crises, and identifies the typical processes that occur during inpatient care in a Baker Act receiving facility - from admission to discharge.  This course addresses specific forms, required time frames for actions, and schedules for specific notifications.  The course provides two (2) continuing education credits/hours with successful completion.

Self enrollment
This course addresses the scope of Florida's Marchman Act (Chapter 397, F.S.) and highlights changes to the law that were enacted in 2016.  This course is designed to help behavioral health professionals understand their role and responsibilities in initiating Marchman Act petitions, the legal procedures involved, and the strengths and limitations of the involuntary assessment and treatment process.  Two and one-half (2.5) continuing education credits or hours are available with successful course completion.

Self enrollment

This course addresses the provisions in Florida's Baker Act law that relate to minors.  Before taking this course, it would be helpful to take the course entitled Introduction to the Baker Act on this site.  This course offers  one (1) continuing education credit or hour after successful completion of the course.

The purpose of this course is to familiarize law enforcement personnel with appropriate and inappropriate uses of the Baker Act.  The course: addresses the different types of facilities which serve individuals under Baker Act status; clarifies the role of law enforcement regarding transporting individuals who are actively under a Baker Act; and, stresses the importance of interacting effectively with an individual who is experiencing a crisis. Three (3) continuing education credits or hours are available after successful course completion. 

This course addresses the provisions in Florida's Baker Act law that relate to emergency medical providers.  Before taking this course, it would be helpful to take the course entitled Introduction to the Baker Act on this site.  This course offers three (3) continuing education credits or hours after successful completion of the course.

This course addresses the provisions in the Baker Act that relate to long-term care facilities and residents.  Before taking this course, it would be helpful to take the course entitled Introduction to the Baker Act on this site.  This course offers  one (1) continuing education credit or hour after successful completion of the course.