2024 Florida Legislative Outcomes

FPA was successful in getting changes to the Baker Act as part of the Live Healthy Act (starting on page 30). Now ALL psychologists, upon licensure, may complete a petition for involuntary examination. Also, pre-licensure clinical experience is included in the 3-year experience requirement for psychologist to certify, once the person is at the receiving facility, that the person requires involuntary treatment and who can certify that the patient is appropriate for release.