ED Boarding of Mental Health Patients

THA and its members have for the last three years worked closely with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) and the Tennessee College of Emergency Physicians to address the issue of emergency room boarding of mental health patients. The statewide workgroup created in 2017 a full report and updated that work in August of 2019. Below are several tools and resources developed by the group and being implemented by hospitals all over the state: