Emergency Involuntary Procedures Review Committee

The Emergency Involuntary Procedures (EIP) Review Committee is a committee convened by the Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health (Department) to review emergency involuntary procedures occurring on inpatient psychiatric units for those in the custody of the Commissioner. The Committee’s responsibilities will be to review aggregate data, review inpatient hospitals’ adherence to the requirements of the CMS and Joint Commission standards, to review the appropriateness of the decision(s) to use emergency involuntary procedures to ensure that there is external review and oversight of emergency involuntary procedures, and to prepare an annual report to the Department summarizing its work, providing suggestions and recommendations regarding the hospitals’ adherence to CMS & Joint Commission standards.

EIP Administrative Rule -  Effective July 1, 2016

Emergency Involuntary Procedures (EIP) Review Committee Members

Annual Report to the Commissioner July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 


March 11, 2022

January 21, 2022

December 10, 2021

November 16, 2021

September 10, 2021

June 11, 2021

March 12, 2021




Review Process Documents



Contact Information

Department of Mental Health
Commissioner Emily Hawes
280 State Drive, NOB 2 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2010
Phone: (802) 241-0090
Fax: (802) 241-0100


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