Saint Elizabeths Hospital and District of Columbia Mental Health Services Act
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Saint Elizabeths Hospital and District of Columbia Mental Health Services Act report (to accompany H.R. 6224) by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia

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  • Saint Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, D.C.)

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SeriesReport / 98th Congress, 2d session, House of Representatives -- 98-1024, pts. [1], 2
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Open LibraryOL14231648M

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The Children and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service provides on-site immediate help to children and youth (ages ) facing a behavioral or mental health crisis whether in the home, school or community. The on-call, mobile emergency service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling () Saint Elizabeths Hospital. This report discusses the problems in providing mental health services at St. Elizabeths Hospital and in the District of Columbia and recent efforts to improve these services, Our review was made because of (1) the Federal Govern-ment's efforts during the last several years to transfer responsibility for St. Elizabeths Hospital to the Di-tri t. transferred to the District of Columbia through the Saint Elizabeths Hospital and District of Columbia Mental Health Services Act (Public Law ). 5 The District of Columbia retained control of Hitchcock Hall until , when the property was transferred to the General Services. Saint Elizabeths Hospital opened in to serve individuals with mental illnesses. As the State psychiatric hospital of the District of Columbia, we are also a teaching hospital, offering training for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and chaplains.

The services may be provided at the Saint Elizabeths hospital, Mental Health Services Division or other Department of Mental Health community agencies. The contractor may be required to provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of persons who are persistently and seriously mentally ill as part of the 7 hours per Size: KB. On October 1, , Saint Elizabeths Hospital was transferred from the federal government to the District of Columbia. As a result of the transfer, the District Government became the sole defendant in the Dixon case. In , the U.S. District Court appointed a receiver to operate the District’s public mental health system. The District’s.   History: Government Hospital for the Insane organized in Department of the Interior by an act of March 3, (10 Stat. ), pursuant to the Civil and Diplomatic Appropriation Act (10 Stat. 92), Aug , to provide care for the insane of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Army and Navy. Redesignated St. Elizabeths Hospital, Law , the "District of Columbia Mental Health Information Act of ," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. , which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first, amended first, second amended first, and second readings on J , J

Smith, Stefon Kirkpatrick, and William Dunbar are all patients at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, the District’s psychiatric hospital (“Saint Elizabeths” or the “Hospital”). They are four of approximately individuals with mental health disabilities at Saint Elizabeths Hospital. § Disclosures within a mental health facility. Mental health information may be disclosed to other individuals employed at the individual mental health facility when and to the extent necessary to facilitate the delivery of professional services to the client. ( Ed., § ; Mar. 3, , D.C. Law , § , 25 DCR   Nov 8, H.R. (98th). A bill to provide for the assumption of selected functions, programs, and resources of Saint Elizabeths Hospital by the District of Columbia, to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive mental health care system in the District of Columbia. Many patients ended up homeless after leaving the hospital. In , the federal government deeded St. Elizabeths to the District of Columbia to come up with an alternate use. But the District's mental health program was in receivership, and long-range planning was not a high uction Began: