Your family member must reside in Miami-Dade County and cannot be in jail or in the hospital.
You must know your family member’s address, date of birth, age, height and weight.
You must have personal knowledge of your family member’s behavior.
You must believe that your family member is mentally ill and because of his or her mental illness, your family member has refused voluntary examination or is unable to determine whether an examination is necessary.
Your family member is likely to suffer from neglect or refuse to care for himself/herself.
There is a substantial likelihood that without care or treatment, the person will cause seriously bodily harm to himself/herself or others in the near future.