Mental Health Crisis Data

Information Memo

Published: July 12, 2022

Mental Health Crisis Data
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice.

When responding to a mental health crisis, Minnesota law allows law enforcement agencies to obtain limited but private mental health information about the person in crisis, to aid in managing the situation safely. Agencies that seek or use this sensitive information are required to have a written policy establishing privacy safeguards. This discussion is intended to help cities lawfully obtain and administer mental health crisis data.

Use this model with the discussion in the information memo “Mental Health Crisis Data”:

Mental Health Crisis Data, LMC model policy (doc)