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Maryland Health-General Article Section 10-406 establishes Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center (CTPHC) as a Mental Hygiene Administration facility within the Maryland Department of Health. CTPHC is a Maximum Security facility, commonly referred to as Maryland’s forensic psychiatric hospital. CTPHC receives patients requiring psychiatric evaluation who have been accused of felonies and have raised the Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) defense and/or their Competency to Stand Trial is in question. CTPHC provides treatment to offenders who have been adjudicated NCR and/or Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST) and CTPHC accepts, by transfer, felony inmates from correctional facilities who meet the criteria for involuntary commitment (IVA). Additionally, CTPHC accepts patients from other State Regional Psychiatric Hospitals whose behavior is violent and aggressive.


The mission of Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center (CTPHC) is to perform timely pretrial evaluations of defendants referred by the judicial circuit of Maryland, provide quality assessments of and treatment for all patients, and provide maximum security custody of patients to ensure public safety.


The State of Maryland will provide effective and efficient assessment and treatment to psychiatric patients who require hospitalization within a maximum security environment.


Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center is an accredited hospital by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). CTPHC is committed to the provision of quality care and a safe environment for patients and staff. If you have concerns about patient care and safety within this hospital, you are encouraged to contact the following offices to assist you with your concerns by calling:

·        The Clinical Director’s Office at 410-724-3076 and/or

·        The Superintendent’s Office at 410-724-3002.

If your concerns are not resolved to your satisfaction by the hospital, you may contact the JCAHO Office of Quality Monitoring to report any concerns or register a complaint about this JCAHO accredited hospital by:

·        Mail-      One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181;

·        Telephone-     1-800-994-6610;

·        Facsimile-      1-630-792-5636; or,

·        Email-