Triage Consultation and Expedited Admission - TCEA

Triage Consultation and Expedited Admission

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 whom the staff believes requires additional psychiatric intervention because the person is 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 person has a felony charge and is:

a. Awaiting an in jail evaluation for competency to stand trial. Please submit the referral form and your concerns will be shared with the assigned forensic evaluator who will complete the evaluation. The forensic evaluator may refer the individual for expedited admission if appropriate.

b. Awaiting admission for an inpatient evaluation or competency restoration. Please complete the process as described below.

2. If the person has a misdemeanor charge, contact local crisis services. A designated mental health professional  may assess the person, and may work with the prosecutor and court to have the person civilly detained either on a jail hold or with the charges dismissed. If the designated mental health professional 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, activate the process as described below. This process should be used for the following populations:

Misdemeanor charge and is:

a. Awaiting an in jail evaluation for competency to stand trial; and/or

b. Awaiting admission for an inpatient evaluation; and/or

c. Awaiting admission for competency restoration.

To learn how to request a Triage Consultation and Expedited Admission click here.

For the Triage Consult Form click here.

 

 
 
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