Triage Consultation and Expedited Admission

The Triage Consultation and Expedited Admission process is a mechanism by which a defendant who is in custody could be admitted to the hospital more quickly if it is determined they require additional psychiatric intervention.

Effective April 1, 2018, jails, prosecutors, or assigned defense attorneys may request a triage consultation for any inmate on a court order awaiting forensic services from the state hospital if they believe they require additional psychiatric intervention because the defendant is at serious risk of substantial harm to self or others as a direct result of their psychiatric symptoms.

 

 
 
defense counsel and prosecutors jail staff