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Willard State Hospital Accident, Injury, and Escape Reports

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 accident, injury, and escape reports prepared by the ward physician and other staff. The reports usually include date of report, name of patient, patient number, date of admission ward, mental diagnosis, age, date and time of incident. Accident reports also include patient's general mental and physical condition, nature and cause of accident, physician's findings, treatment, witnesses, and persons notified. The escape reports include manner of escape and law enforcement agencies notified. Records are restricted.
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1.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1946-1963
Series Number:
B1801

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of accident, injury, and escape reports prepared by the ward physician and other staff and submitted to the superintendent. The reports vary slightly over time but usually include date of report, name of patient, patient number, date of admission ward, mental diagnosis, age, and date and time of incident. The accident reports typically include patient's general mental and physical condition, nature and cause of accident, physician's findings, treatment, witnesses, and persons notified. The escape reports include manner of escape and law enforcement agencies notified.

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Access Restrictions

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

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Series B2540 Incident reports, contains related records.

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