The Marchman Act is the process created through Florida Statute 397 that helps families and friends send a loved one to treatment when they refuse to go. We recognize the law can be difficult to understand. This website is designed to help the average person looking to help someone who is impaired by substance abuse.
The Marchman Act Information Guide provides all the necessary information regarding the law through questions that those researching may face. The section titled “Is the Marchman Act Right for Me?” will provide all the answers needed if a person is unsure if the Marchman Act will be helpful for them. This section also contains a helpful list of the signs of substance abuse if a person is currently unsure about an individual’s substance abuse issue.
If someone has already decided to pursue the Marchman Act but doesn’t know where to begin, our section titled “Where Do I Start?” displays the information in a chronological order. The more technical aspects of the Marchman Act are divided into two sub-sections for added clarity. This section also includes a sub-section regarding the level of care a loved one in need of treatment may receive.
Lastly, we have added a section that includes many of the commonly asked questions that individuals pursuing the Marchman Act tend to come across. This section addresses the questions that are hard to find or are not explicitly stated answers. This includes aspects of confidentially and re-filing.
We also address the issue of legal representation in the section titled “Do I Need a Lawyer,” located in the top right corner of the navigation bar. We hope that you find The Marchman Act Information Guide to be a helpful reference while taking steps to help a loved one.
Here anyone can search for the facility that best meets their needs. The facilities input a great deal of information to help you get your loved one to the place they are most suited for. The more detail you include in your search will have a direct result on the match made for your loved one.
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