Category: Hospitalization


Coronavirus and Baker Act

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During this Coronavirus, we have all been experiencing more stress than usual and have had many restrictions placed on us. It is challenging to find/see an individual who has been Baker Acted.  There has been limited or no visitation allowed in Baker Act receiving facilties in many parts of Florida.  This presents difficulties for patients’ […]

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Voluntary or involuntary

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“SIGNING VOLUNTARY” An issue when faced with whether to “sign voluntary” arises when deciding if this is the best and fastest route to discharge. Recently, a concerned parent and I discussed this issue. This parent believed that “signing voluntary” and immediately requesting discharge would necessarily result in the child seeing a physician within 24 hours who […]

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