Substance Abuse & Mental Health
On-Line Training Courses
The 2016 Legislature revised provisions relating to Part I of Chapter 394, F.S., the Florida Mental Health Act (Baker Act). The Department is collaborating with the Florida Certification Board to launch a series of courses that will be hosted on their online education platform. Current courses will be updated and new courses are under development. Once the current courses are updated you will be able to access them by clicking on the following link: https://fcbonline.remote-learner.net/admin/search.php/
The examination and certificate award features for the current courses are not available until they have been updated. Once revised, the effective dates will be indicated in red. You will then be able to take the exam and receive your certificate and continuing education credits or contact/clock hours upon successful course completion.
Baker Act Basics
(Formerly Introduction to the Baker Act)
Revised effective 08/17/16
This course provides a general introduction to the fundamental issues surrounding the voluntary and involuntary aspects of the Baker Act. It also provides an overview of Patient Rights. Begin course
Baker Act Procedures for Minors
(Formerly Minors and the Baker Act)
Revised effective 12/21/16
The Florida Legislature established guiding principles for the development and implementation of publicly funded mental health services for children and adolescents. This course is designed to assist mental health professionals better understand their roles and responsibilities with regard to the service and treatment of minors. Begin course.
Baker Act Training - Webinar
The purpose of this training is to help mental health professionals better understand their roles and responsibilities under the Baker Act, including the appropriate initiation of voluntary and involuntary admission and discharge of individuals, in compliance with relevant statutes, rules and policies. Begin webinar
Emergency Medical Conditions and the Baker Act
The purpose of this course is to help emergency room staff better understand their roles and responsibilities under the Baker Act. Begin course.
Guardian Advocate and the Baker Act
(Formerly Florida Baker Act Guardian Advocate Training)
Revised effective 01/10/17
The purpose of this course is to help individuals who serve as guardian advocates better understand their roles and responsibilities under the Baker Act. Begin course.
Seclusion & Restraint
Seclusion and restraint is authorized only in emergency situations when necessary to prevent an individual from seriously injuring self or others, and less restrictive techniques have been tried and failed, or if it has been clinically determined that the danger is of such immediacy that less restrictive techniques cannot be safely applied. This training is designed to help mental health professionals better understand their roles and responsibilities as they relate to seclusion and restraint.
Webinar Presentation by Kevin Huckshorn "Preventing Violence, Trauma and the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Mental Health Settings" (Recorded Webinar)
- Webinar Presentation by Gayle Bluebird "Paving New Ground: Peer Working in In-Patient Settings."
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