Mental Health Involuntary Commitment Process

Senate Public Health & Welfare Committee

Wednesday, September 30

9 a.m. in East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B

9:00                     Opening Remarks

Senator Vance/Senator Kitchen

9:05                      County Perspective

Mary Jo Dickson, Administrator
Allegheny County Bureau of Adult Mental Health Services

Christopher Wysocki, Administrator
Juniata Valley Behavioral & Developmental Services

9:45                     Hospital experience

Paula A. Bussard, Chief Strategy Officer
The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pa

Shelly D. Rivello, Director of Behavioral Health Services
JC Blair Memorial Hospital

Paul W. Kettlewell, Ph.D – additional testimony
Chief, Pediatric Psychology
Geisinger Health System

10:25                   Department of Human Services

Dr. Dale Adair, Medical Director and Chief Psychiatric Officer
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Jean Rush, Division Director
Bureau of Policy, Planning and Program Development
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Written Testimony