Eastern Shore Hospital Center Forensic Services
Eastern Shore Hospital Center provides outpatient evaluations and
comprehensive inpatient forensic services. Forensic Services is a
division of the Clinical Director’s office that is responsible for
pretrial evaluations, the formation and operation of the Forensic Review
Board, overseeing inpatient and outpatient forensic evaluation and
treatment, and reviewing all requests for recommendations for
privileges, conditional release, transfer of a forensic patient off
his/her current unit, or discharge. Comprehensive forensic evaluations
are conducted on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
To provide comprehensive evaluation and inpatient treatment to patients court ordered to this facility.
assist the court by rendering an opinion on an individual’s competency
to stand trial and/or a determination of criminal responsibility.
assist the court in determining conditions of release, and to provide
support and direction to the treatment team in management and discharge
of forensic patients to enable them to be released to the community.
part of its mission, the Office of Forensic Services seeks to educate
hospital clinical staff about forensic issues and procedures. The
Forensic Review Board reviews all recommendations for transfer of a
patient off his/her current ward, changes in security status, and
conditional or unconditional release. The Forensic Review Board
structure is designed to assure consistency in the ESHC conditional
release program and in-hospital movement based on clinical and security
assessment. The Forensic Review Board will oversee assessments and
advise clinicians regarding management of forensic inpatients, security,
levels, passes, privileges, and assessments of readiness to proceed to
conditional release hearing.
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