4440 Department of State Hospitals
Program Descriptions


The Legal Services Division is responsible for providing DSH with a full range of comprehensive legal services, including, but not limited to, developing legislation; providing litigation, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and contract law advice to the state hospitals, psychiatric programs and headquarters; representing DSH at various court and administrative law proceedings involving involuntary medication, orders to show cause, and personnel issues throughout the state.