The University of South Florida’s Baker Act Reporting Center has released numbers from the 2017-2018 fiscal year that show cases of involuntary examinations under The Florida Mental Health Act (commonly known as ‘the Baker Act’) are on the rise. The annual report shows that 205,781 people were placed under the Baker Act during the year. The report shows that 36,078 children under the age of 18 were placed under the Baker Act during the year. That’s over 3,000 more than the previous year.
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