- This handbook defines and explains the regulations, statutes and policies that protect Children / Adolescents and Adults in facilities and programs operated and/or funded by DMH. The appendix includes a copy of the DMH Human Rights policy, relevant charts, forms, documents and listings of contact information and advocacy resources.
- M.G.L. c.123, s.15 (a).
- In November 2000, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) embarked on a mission to reduce and ultimately eliminate the use of restraint and seclusion in all child and adolescent inpatient and intensive residential treatment facilities in the state. Included here are some of the safety tools that have been used to provide technical assistance and consultation to the units and some other, associated statistics. Other information will be added from time to time.
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