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Voluntary Mental Health Database

Informing Law Enforcement Response to Emergency Situations

Individuals with mental illness can voluntarily disclose their medical information to a Community Mental Health Program (CMHP). The information is accessible in a database shared with law enforcement agencies. The database:
  • Provides law enforcement access to behavioral health information, and
  • Enables an informed response when law enforcement encounters individuals having behavioral health issues.

Enrollment Information

If you or a family member are interested in finding out more about enrolling in this database, the form for enrollment is available: Voluntary Mental Health Database Consent Form. Please download, print and take to your local CMHP.

In order to be eligible for enrollment, the individual must:

  • Have a qualifying illness or condition,
  • Provide their express written consent, and
  • Have the consent of the person authorized to make medical decisions for the individual (if any). This is required for individuals who are under 14 years of age, or who are subject to a guardianship, advanced directive for health care, declaration for mental health treatment or power of attorney.

Program Contact

Terry Schroeder