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NCJ Number: 135588 Find in a Library
Title: Appendix: Mental Health Minimum Standards for New York City Correctional Facilities (From Correctional Psychiatry, P 273-281, 1989, Richard Rosner and Ronnie B Harmon, eds. -- See NCJ-135571)
Corporate Author: New York City Board of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: New York City Board of Correction
New York, NY 10007
Plenum Press
New York, NY 10013
Sale Source: Plenum Press
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These minimum standards for mental health services apply for all inmates in the care and custody of the New York City Department of Correction, except mental health services provided to inmates in the municipal hospital prison wards.
Abstract: The standard for service goals indicates that services for the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness shall be provided to those persons in the care and custody of the New York City Department of Correction. The New York City Department of Health or a contracted service provider and the Department of Correction (with the approval of the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services) shall design and implement a mental health program. The standard requires the program to provide crisis intervention and the management of acute psychiatric episodes, suicide prevention, the stabilization of mental illness and the alleviation of psychological deterioration in the prison setting, and elective therapy services and preventive treatment where resources permit. Other standards pertain to identification and detection, diagnosis and referral, treatment, medication, restraints and seclusion, confidentiality, coordination, and variances.
Main Term(s): Jail standards; Offender mental health services
Index Term(s): Inmate health care; Jail management; New York
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