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Read North Tampa Behavioral Health’s response to our investigation

The Times’ reporting focused on how the hospital misuses Florida’s Baker Act.
Published Sep. 18

A Tampa Bay Times investigation found that North Tampa Behavioral Health has made millions by exploiting patients held under Florida’s mental health law, known as the Baker Act. The hospital sent two letters responding to the newspaper’s reporting, and its parent company sent a third. All are published below. Click here to read the Times investigation.


Sept. 16, 2019

The hospital sent one letter earlier this week, after the Times sent the hospital an extensive summary of its findings.

Aug. 16, 2019

The hospital also sent a letter in August, after the Times began asking for an interview.

Sept. 3, 2019 from the parent company

The hospital’s parent company, Acadia Healthcare, sent its own response early in September.

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