Nh Mental Health Settlement Agreement

The New Hampshire hospital has also been criticized for its lack of a safe psychiatric ward. In New Hampshire, a person suffering from a mental illness that „represents a serious probability of danger to himself or to others“ can be interned in the Secure Psychiatric Unit of the state prison without committing a crime. The New Hampshire government subsidizes mental health care by funding certain outpatient and inpatient psychiatric services. „Today`s agreement fulfills the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act for people with serious mental illness in New Hampshire,“ said Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels for the Division of Civil Rights. „It will better ensure that effective community services reach those most in need, when and where they need services – in their homes and communities.

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