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Mental Health Services Emergency Commitment

Montgomery County Correctional Facility  | Telephone: (240) 773-9752


  • State law specifies that a person suffering from a mental illness and who poses a threat to self or others, may be involuntarily committed to a state mental hospital for evaluation or treatment. 
  • Involuntary commitments require certification by two licensed physicians or a licensed physician and a licensed clinical psychologist. Emergency room physicians may also be accessed in a crisis.    
  • Most inmates who are involuntarily committed to a state hospital are transported to either Springfield Hospital Center (SHC) or Clifton T. Perkins Hospital.  The hospital site is determined by the inmates required level of security. 
  • If an individual is in the process of leaving custody and is assessed to pose a threat to others or self, a DOCR or MMS masters level therapist may complete an Emergency Evaluation Petition on said individual who will then be assessed for involuntary hospitalization at a community hospital.  

 

 

Director's Office · Montgomery County Department of Correction And Rehabilitation
22880 Whelan Lane· Boyds, Maryland 20841 ·
Telephone: 240-777-9976 · Fax: 240-777-9966
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