Triage Consultation and Expedited Admission - TCEA

Effective March 15, 2016 Jails or assigned defense attorneys may request a Triage Consultation for any inmate on a court order awaiting forensic services from the State Hospital whom the staff believes requires additional psychiatric intervention because the individual is currently in danger related to:

  • significant and life threatening psychotic symptoms; and/or
  • active suicidal intent or actions - as differentiated from suicidal ideation or gestures
  1. If the individual has a Felony charge and is:
    1. Awaiting an in jail evaluation for competency to stand trial  - please feel free to submit the referral form and your concerns will be shared with the assigned forensic evaluator who will be on site to complete the evaluation. The forensic evaluator may refer the individual for Expedited Admission if appropriate.
    2. Awaiting admission for an inpatient evaluation – Please complete the process as described below.
    3. Awaiting admission for competency restoration – please complete the process as described below.
  2. If the individual has a Misdemeanor charge   please contact local crisis services a Designated Mental Health Professional - DMHP may assess the individual and if they find the individual detainable may work with the prosecutor and court to have the individual civilly detained either on a jail hold or with the charges dismissed. If the DMHP finds that the individual is appropriate for civil detention but the court is unwilling to dismiss and refer or a jail hold is not possible please activate the process as described below. This process should be utilized for the following populations: Misdemeanor charge and is:
    1. Awaiting an in jail evaluation for competency to stand trial
    2. Awaiting admission for an inpatient evaluation
    3. Awaiting admission for competency restoration

To Learn how to request a Triage Consultation and Expedited Admission - TCEA  click here.

For the Triage Consult Form click here.