There is alot of controversy about The Baker Act which is the involuntary commitment act in Florida. It appears that the United States has a statute that adheres to ensure a pesrson is deemed a danger to themselves or to others and needs a court order before involuntary commitment occurs. However, the State of Florida has a statute, The Baker Act, that enables anyone to be involuntarily committed for 72 hours without a court order. A law enforement official (police offer) or any family member or the like can have a doctor state the person should be Baker Acted.
I came acoss this video made by someone who had been involuntarily committed and states she knows how to play the game in order to be discharged.
Check out her detailed video!
Baker Act Abuse and involuntary commitment