House Bill 1143 is the most substantial bill that Representative Patt Maney put together in 2022. The bill changes some of the policies and procedures that cover voluntary and involuntary admissions under the Baker Act.
The Baker Act is the state law which enables families or loved ones to provide emergency mental health services and detention for people who are impaired by a mental illness. The act is used to prevent someone from harming themselves or other people due to a mental illness.
Rep. Maney’s bill would do six big things that matter to you.