Now A Palm Beach County Resident, Is There Enough Concern Over Mental Health To Hospitalize?
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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Could Donald Trump, now a Palm Beach County resident, be “Baker Acted” as a result of his actions during the January 6th attacks at the United States Capitol?
Former senior staffer Cassidy Hutchinson, while testifying in front of the January 6th Commission Tuesday, reported that then President Trump acted irrationally, called for magnetometers to be removed from the Capitol so weapon-carrying protestors could enter the building, and even lunged at his own Secret Service agent who refused to drive him to the Capitol grounds.
Florida’s Baker Act is defined as this way by University of Florida Health: ”The Baker Act is a Florida law that enables families and loved ones to provide emergency mental health services and temporary detention for people who are impaired because of their mental illness, and who are unable to determine their needs for treatment. The Act was named after Maxine Baker, former Miami State representative who sponsored the Act in 1972. People who require the use of the Baker Act have often lost the power of self-control, and they are likely to inflict harm to themselves or others. It is important that the Baker Act only be used in situations where the person has a mental illness and meets all the remaining criteria for voluntary or involuntary admission. It does not substitute for any other law that may permit the provision of medical or substance abuse care to persons who lack the capacity to request such care”
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