CHA News Article

DHCS Issues Updated Forms for Involuntary Behavioral Health Treatment
For behavioral health directors, emergency department staff

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently updated its forms for involuntary treatment under the Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act.  

The forms are optional, and providers may develop their own or modify/adapt the updated DHCS forms. Providers may also incorporate the forms into an electronic health records system. However, DHCS recommends that providers consult with their legal counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable laws related to involuntary treatment under the LPS Act.

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