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Processes for Referral to a Regional Mental Health Institute

A recent change in Tennessee’s mental health law (Title 33) makes all admissions to the State’s Regional Mental Health Institutes (RMHIs)* subject to the availability of suitable accommodations (i.e., an appropriate bed). This means that admissions to a RMHI will be delayed if the facility does not have such a bed. Thus, transportation to a RMHI should not occur without written verification that an appropriate bed is available at the RMHI.

RMHI Referral Processes Links