Baker Act & Marchman Act Conference
Florida citizens who might harm themselves or others may be held involuntarily for assessment up to 72 hours. The statute for mental illness is called the Baker Act, for substance abuse, the Marchman Act. There are very specific criteria for committing someone under the Baker Act or Marchman Act. Join us as Martha R. Lenderman, MSW clearly explains how to identify patients legally eligible to implement these statutes and the requirements under the Florida Mental Health Act for appropriate admission and discharge in compliance with the law.
|Live Event at Baptist Hospital|
|Videoconference to Homestead Hospital|
|Videoconference to Mariners Hospital|
|WebCast - Click to Access Webcast|
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Emergency Room Physicians, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Case Managers, Admission and Discharge Staff, Risk Managers and Legal Advisers.
- Implement the Baker Act voluntary and involuntary examination criteria.
- Identify which patients are legally eligible to consent to admission and treatment.
- Discuss requirements under the Florida Mental Health Act including appropriate admission and discharge in compliance with the law.
- Implement the criteria for involuntary admission of persons under Florida’s Marchman Act for substance abuse impairment.
- Consistently comply with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and the Florida Baker Act laws.
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Martha R. Lenderman, MSW
Former Program Coordinator, Department of Children and Families
Consultant, Lenderman & Associates
Pinellas Park, Florida
Martha R. Lenderman, MSW indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 3 credit hours, CE Broker Course # 20-325374, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Psychology (3 hours) and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
Baptist Health South Florida is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baptist Health South Florida maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. This conference is approved for 3 CE credits. This is an intermediate level conference.
This activity has also been approved for 3 credits for Nursing, Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
- 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 3.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 3.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 3.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 3.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 3.00 American Psychological Association
- 3.00 Florida Board of Psychology
- 3.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
- 3.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 3.00 General certificate of attendance
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