New Provision in FL Baker Act
There has been a slight change in Chapter (Statute) 491 and the FL Baker Act, also known as the Florida Mental Health Act, or Chapter (Statute) 394. Florida Senate Bill 1418 amended section 394.4615, F.S., to provide additional confidential records release circumstances and section 491.0147, F.S., to require persons licensed or certified under chapter 491, F.S., to notify law enforcement if a patient or client communicates a specific threat to cause serious bodily injury or death. Prior to this, we were mandated by law to notify the intended victim – now we must also notify law enforcement. This law went into effect July 1, 2019.
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