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HB 1377: Baker Act


Baker Act; Requires DCF to create workgroup to provide recommendations for revising Baker Act; requires workgroup to submit report to specified entities & Legislature; providing duties of receiving facility administrator & court when persons under age 18 are admitted for voluntary mental health services or transferred to voluntary status.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/8/2018 House • Filed
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 118
1/12/2018 House • Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Civil Justice and Claims Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 340
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee