What is the Marchman Act?

Chapter 397 of the Florida Statutes is know as the "Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act of 1993". It provides for the involuntary or voluntary assessment and stabilization of a person allegedly abusing substances like drugs or alcohol, and provides for treatment of substance abuse.

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1. What is the Marchman Act?
2. What is a voluntary Marchman Act admission?
3. What is an involuntary admission for assessment and stabilization?
4. Who files the Petition for Involuntary Assessment and Stabilization?
5. Where can I find more information about the Marchman Act?