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STATE LAWS regarding locked units

  • 1.  STATE LAWS regarding locked units

    Posted 08-12-2019 13:54
    Good Afternoon,

    I was wondering if there are states that allow locked psychiatric units that not licensed under hospital?   If so, can you point me to the language in your state code that I may model in my state?

    We have a situation here where a hospital with a highly utilized psych unit is closing and one of our CMHCs would like to take that unit over to operate (at the request of the State).  I am looking for model language to allow this.

    Mark Drennan

    Mark Drennan
    Chief Executive Officer
    West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association
    Charleston WV
    (304) 343-0728