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Announcing Expedited Psychiatric Inpatient Admissions Policy

At the direction of Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) Secretary Marylou Sudders, the Department of Mental Health (DMH), together with Office of MassHealth (MassHealth) and the Department of Public Health (DPH), in partnership with the Division of Insurance (DOI), convened a task force to develop expedited psychiatric inpatient admission interventions available for all individuals boarding in Emergency Departments (EDs) for extended periods of time.

Click here for the Expedited Psychiatric Admission Policy

Click here for the Expedited Psychiatric Inpatient Admission Initiative Interested Parties Memo

Click here for the Bulletin 2018-01 (Emergency Department Boarding)

Presentations and listening sessions pertaining to the new policy are being held statewide and online. These sessions are open to the public and while registration is not required, we ask that you do register for the meeting(s) you plan to attend at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/expedadmis2018

Tuesday, January 16, 1:00-3:00
Southcoast Hospital
581 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747 (Directions)
Gymnasium, located near rear of building with its own entrance (look for the signs)

Wednesday, January 17, 10:00-12:00
Whitney Avenue Conference Center
361 Whitney Avenue Holyoke, MA 01040 (Directions)

Tuesday, January 23, 1:00-3:00
Department of Mental Health Central Office – Boston Room, Main Entrance, Plaza Level
25 Staniford Street, Boston (Directions)

Wednesday, January 24, 10:00-12:00
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association – First Floor Conference Room
500 District Ave, Burlington (Directions)

Tuesday, January 30, 1:00-3:00
(Register Here and instructions for participation will be sent to you)

Wednesday, January 31, 10:00-12:00
University of Massachusetts Medical School – Board Room at Biotech 1
365 Plantation Street, Suite 300, Worcester (Directions)