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Conservatorship Process Flowchart

The Sacramento Regional Behavioral Health Task Force established a workgroup to develop a conservatorship protocol for conserved patients in emergency departments. The workgroup consisted of general acute care and psychiatric hospital social work managers, clinical psychologists, county behavioral health, county counsel-probate, public guardians, and public conservators. Over a period of three months, they refined their thinking on the issue. The result is a conservatorship process flowchart and corresponding sections in a supplemental investigative form to help hospital personnel address conserved status and develop a safe transition plan.