OREGON: Mental Health Discharge Planning Legislation

June 01, 2015
News Type:  From the Field
State:  Oregon

In June 2015, the governor of Oregon signed House Bill 2023, which was designed to improve discharge planning by requiring hospitals to adopt policies for the discharge of patients hospitalized for mental health treatment. These include polices that encourage patients to authorize information sharing and that assess the patient’s risk of suicide and long-term care needs.

 

For more information on policies that may have an impact on suicide, see Suicide Prevention Policy and Legislation.

Settings:  Health Care, Behavioral Health Care
Planning and Implementing:  Policy and Legislation
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment, Health Systems Change