What happens after the order is issued?

The order will be sent to the Warrants Division of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, which will take the person into custody and to a receiving facility. Receiving Facilities for our area can be found in this list provided by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The person is examined at the facility and the staff and doctors there determine any further action.

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1. What is a Baker Act proceeding?
2. How are voluntary and involuntary Baker Act admissions different?
3. How is an involuntary Baker Act proceeding initiated?
4. What steps must be taken to obtain an ex parte order?
5. What happens after the order is issued?
6. How long may a person be held under an ex parte Baker Act order?
7. Where can I find more information about the Baker Act?