Learning About Baker Act
Baker Act is a way to mandate the emergency treatment that has to happen for the patient's mental health. Sometimes, it can be scary for a patient. Dr. Melissa Franco, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, affirms physicians do Baker act for the patientsâ€™ help and for their own good. “They may be so severely depressed they don't realize how much of a risk they are to themselves or to others". Baker act means patient is going to a more complete evaluation, she says.