Research

Matteawan State Hospital Daily Ward Log Report Books

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of daily entries made by Matteawan State Hospital officers detailed to keep watch on traffic entering and leaving hospital wards. Information includes names of officers on duty; time; patients placed on the suicide watch; ward visitors; patients visiting other wards; ward census counts; and the results of any searches that were conducted. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
2 cubic feet (18 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1972-1977
Series Number:
A1506

Arrangement

Chronological within ward.

Scope and Content Note

These volumes contain daily entries made by officers detailed to keep watch on traffic entering and leaving the ward during a watch. These reports were compiled by officers at the Matteawan facility and contain information on: officers on duty; time; patients placed on the suicidal observation list; visitors into the ward; patients visiting other wards; census counts of the ward; and the results of any searches that were conducted.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted in accordance with Section 33.13, Mental Hygiene Law, relating to confidentiality of clinical records. Access permitted under certain conditions upon application to and approval by the Office of Mental Health.

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