Chapter 508

  1. A mentally ill person may request psychiatric treatment or agree to go to a mental health facility.  Before this voluntary admission is done, an officer must ensure?
    • The person is not an immediate danger to themselves or others.
    • Has no apparent injuries
    • Is not intoxicated or under the influence of any drugs or narcotic
    • No pending criminal charges
  2. If a supervisor is not available, who must the  officer notify why a mental health individual was not involuntarily admitted.
    A CIT member.
  3. What are the baker act receiving facilities for adults?
    • Henderson 2400 NW 19th Street
    • BGH
    • FMC
    • PGH
    • Atlantic Shores
    • University Pavillion
  4. How many baker act facilities for juveniles
    • Memorial
    • BGH
    • University Pavilion
    • Fort Lauderdale
    • Plantation
  5. For voluntary admission to a mental health facility for care, the subject must not
    • Displayed any behavior that may pose an immediate danger to themselves or others.
    • No apparent injuries and is not intoxicated or under the influence of any drugs or narcotics.
    • No criminal charges pending against the person.
  6. For voluntary admission to a mental health facility, the assigned officer shall
    Notify a supervisor and prepare a police report documenting why the individual was not involuntarily admitted.
  7. Officers shall transport all juveniles in need of mental health services to the nearest juvenile receiving facility
    unless approved by a Captain to transport to another facility
  8. Anyone seeking release of a weapon will be advised that
    • a court order is required
    • a letter from a Medical Health Professional,
    • A discharge summary indicating that the individual does not pose a threat to themselves or others.
  9. A supervisor will respond to the scene of all Involuntary Baker Acts. If a supervisor is not available then
    a CIT member will respond
  10. What is the primary facility for Marchman Act
    Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC)

    A secondary facility will be the South Broward Hospital District (SBHD – Memorial Hospital)- DOES NOT TREAT COCAINE ADDICTION
  11. Volunteer Admission
    • Juveniles do not need the consent of their parents
    • Police can transport ONLY with supervisor approval
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Chapter 508
Mental Health/Marchman Act