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RG 057/RG 057.06. Department of Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals, 1970-2010

 Record Group Term
Identifier: RG 057/RG 057.06
Established in 1970, the Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals inherited the Department of Social Welfare's several medical and mental health programs. It was renamed Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals in July 2010 (Public Law 2010, Ch. 101.) The department included a Division of Developmental Disabilities, responsible for planning, administering, and providing supports for adults with developmental disabilities by ensuring equitable access to, and allocation of, available resources; enhancing the quality of supports so that people can move toward personal futures of inclusion and participation in community life, and safeguarding them from abuse, neglect and mistreatment; a Division of Integrated Mental Health Services, responsible for planning, coordinating, and administering a comprehensive and integrated statewide system of mental health services. The service system that accomplishes this purpose is best described as a managed care system.The Division provides community day and residential services through a publicly operated program, Rhode Island Community Living and Supports (RICLAS). RICLAS supports approximately 260 people in various settings throughout Rhode Island. The Division of Hospitals and Community Rehabilitative Services provides hospital level care services that are licensed by the Department of Health (DOH) and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The Eleanor Slater Hospital’s licensed bed capacity is 495, across two sites: the Cranston Campus, with 306 beds, and the Zambarano Campus in Burriville, with 189 beds. The Cranston Campus provides acute medical-surgical services, long term impatient psycho geriatric and adult psychiatric treatment. The Zambarano campus is an important provider of long term and specialty rehabilitative care services. Hospital funding levels and full-time equivalent (FTE) position authorization dictate actual bed utilization and census.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Cemetery project records

 Series — Box Department of Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals Cemetery Project records, 1974-2009 (2009-31)
Identifier: 2009-31
Abstract

The Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals cemetery project records consist of copies of correspondence, reports and photographs compiled and/or created by Chester A. Browning, Information Specialist of the Public Information Division.

Dates: 1880-2009; Majority of material found within 2004-2008

Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospital Oral History transcripts

 Series — Box Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospital Oral History transcripts, 1984-1985 (2007-48)
Identifier: 2007-48
Scope and Contents

The Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospital Oral History transcripts consists of twenty-six (26) transcripts of interviews conducted at the State Institutions (now Pastore Complex) from 1984-1985. This project was corrdinated by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and the General Hospital. The focus of the project was to document the changes in the quality of care at the State Institutions over the preceding sixty (60) years.

Dates: 1984-1985

Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals Admissions, Discharges and Deaths

 Series — Volume 1972-2001 MHRH Admissions, Discharges and Deaths
Identifier: 2005-41.14

Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospital publications archive

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2007-58.1-2007.58.2
Abstract

This series consists of various publications kept by the Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospital and transferred to the State Archives.

Dates: 1970-2000

Patient Health Assessment Books

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2005-41.6

State Infirmary Daily Logs

 Series — Folder 1961-1963 Daily Logs
Identifier: 2005-41.13

State Institutions and State Farm plans

 Series — Box State Board of Charities& Corrections State Institutions (Cranston) plans, 1895-1903
Identifier: 2007-21
Abstract

Maps of Water, Steam & Gas Pipes, Sewers and Underground construction of the State Farm, Rhode Island for the Board of State Charities and Corrections.
Engineer: Wm Dexter
Scale 16., 40., and 400., ft per inch
1895-1903 - 64 plans per index
Copy 1 - missing 2,3,5,31-32, 40-46, 48-54, 56-60, 62-64
Copy 2 - missing 1-7, 16-34, 37-54, 56-64
Includes 5 blue line prints from 1917 Nos. 1, 10, 14, 16 & 18
Scale 40 ft = 1 inch

Dates: 1895-1903, 1917

The Status of MHRH: Promoting Services for Handicapped and Disabled Citizens

 Item — Folder 17 The Status of MHRH: Promoting Services for Handicapped and Disabled Citizens 1984-1987
Identifier: 1636-1049