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Baker Act Data Collection System


The Department is launching the Baker Act Data Collection System which will change the way that designated receiving facilities submit required Baker Act data and forms. Currently, designated receiving facilities submit the paper DCF Coversheet (CF-MH 3118) and initiation forms (professional certificate, law enforcement report, ex-parte order) to the Baker Act Reporting Center via secure file transfer. However, effective July 1, 2023, designated receiving facilities will be required to use the new system to complete an electronic version of the coversheet and upload the initiation form, and the transportation form.

Training Opportunities

The Department will host live weekly webinars to train Baker Act receiving facilities on the new Baker Act Data Collection System. Trainings will occur every Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. EST, beginning March 31, 2023, through May 5, 2023.

If you are unable to attend the live training, a recorded training is listed below:

How Do I?

Below you will find a series of short videos that address various aspects of the new data collection system:

Stakeholder Reports

The Department will provide regular updates on the status of the new Baker Act Data Collection System.


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