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DSH - Lanterman-Petris-Short Patients

DSH - Lanterman-Petris-Short Patients

Dear LPS Stakeholders:

The Department of State Hospitals is actively working to plan and prepare for COVID-19 (coronavirus) across our hospital system, following guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other state and local partners. To ensure that patients with mental health disorders currently in DSH’s care continue to receive the services and support that they need without the possible disruptions caused by COVID-19, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of those patients, the Department has suspended the admission and discharge of all Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) patients for 30 days, beginning March 17. The suspension will be evaluated at the end of the period.

For more information, please visit the this link:

Please contact me with any questions,


Tom Dey
Assistant Director for Legislation
Department of State Hospitals

1600 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Desk (916) 562-2286 
Mobile (916) 261-6335