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How do I get information on Baker Act – Marchman Act?

The Florida Baker Act law allows doctors, mental health professionals, judges, and law enforcement to commit a person to a mental health treatment center for up to 72 hours if they display certain violent or suicidal signs of mental illness.

Manatee County Marchman Act Filing Location:
Manatee County Clerk of Court
Old Courthouse > Probate at end of hall
1115 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34206

Marchman Act Assessment Facility:
Manatee Glen
2020 26th Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208

Updated 6/3/2021 4:56 PM
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