The State system of care includes psychiatric inpatient settings and community-based support services. It will be beneficial for you as a New Jersey practitioner to familiarize yourself with services available within NJ for your patients. You can find descriptions of these services by county and program in the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Directory of Mental Health Services.
Each of New Jersey’s twenty-one counties has emergency screening services. Screening is the process by which it is ascertained that the individual being considered for commitment meets the standards for both mental illness and dangerousness as defined in N.J.S.A. 30.4-27.1 et seq. and that all stabilization options have been explored or exhausted. The regulations governing the operations of NJ’s screening centers can be found at N.J.A.C. 10:31
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