Mental Hospitals and Clinics: Every patient entering the mental health system should be examined and diagnosed by a licensed physician. Each patient should receive ongoing medical care according to a treatment plan supervised by a licensed physician, and medical and psychiatric therapy should be prescribed and/or discontinued only by a licensed physician who is also responsible for follow-up care in mental health facilities. The responsibility for patient care rests with the physician in charge, who should be a psychiatrist (Interspecialty Society Committee, p 25, I-90; reaffirmed CSA Rep. 4-A-01; reaffirmed CSA Rep. 2-A-02; reaffirmed CSPH Rep. 3-A-12).
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October 07, 2016