Increased Utilization of State Hospitals from Fiscal Year 2017 to 2018

S.A. Larocco, R.J. Bonnie
April, 2018

Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia

Over the past three years, temporary detention order (TDO) admissions to state psychiatric hospitals have been on the rise in Virginia. The current report focuses on increases in TDO admissions to state hospitals from the first half of fiscal year 2017 to the first half of fiscal year 2018. Fiscal year 2018 saw the greatest increase in TDOs to state hospitals in recent history, largely the result of reduced TDO admissions to private hospitals.