State Hospital puts up ‘no vacancy’ sign for civil commitments

Oregon State Hospital Salem Reporter/file

The Oregon State Hospital is suspending all civil admissions until Dec. 27 to prioritize patients ordered by courts to receive competency restoration treatment. 

The halt on civil commitments was announced in a letter Monday, Dec. 16, to the hospital’s statewide partners. It is effective immediately.

According to hospital spokeswoman Rebeka Gipson-King, the move is intended to . . .

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