New Administrative Bulletin 4:12
STATE ISSUES BULLETIN CALLING FOR COLLABORATION WITH FAMILIES
The Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services (DMHAS) has published a New Administrative Bulletin 4:12 Collaboration with Families of Individuals who are Hospitalized in New Jersey State Psychiatric Hospitals; Family Partnership Program. The purpose of the Bulletin is to assure that “state hospital policies and procedures are uniformly supportive of families and encourage their active collaboration in addressing the needs of their relatives who are hospitalized”. Among the items covered are participation in treatment and discharge planning, circumstances where disclosure to families can be made without written consent and the formation of family advisory and or monitoring groups for each state psychiatric hospital.