RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


OMHSAS Draft Materials for Inpatient Rights and Consent to Treatment
February 23, 2009

Act 147, which amended the Minor’s Consent to Treatment Act, was implemented January 22, 2005. Before and since the creation of this statute, provider agencies, mental health professionals, and county mental health administrators have asked state officials for formal guidance regarding the implementation of Act 147. The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) has developed several draft documents intended to guide providers in properly implementing Act 147 in the context of the Mental Health Procedures Act.

The following draft documents are now available for review:

You are encouraged to review these documents and send your recommendations and comments to Sherry Peters (shepeters@state.pa.us) by March 5. Members are also encouraged to send a copy of their communications to Connell O’Brien (connell@paproviders.org).

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