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Arizona Psychiatric Security Review Board—Board should ensure it receives needed information to inform its decision making, improve its issuance of hearing notices and orders, and develop rules, policies, and procedures to help meet key responsibilities


The Arizona Psychiatric Security Review Board (Board) maintains jurisdiction over persons the Superior Court of Arizona has found guilty except insane (GEI) who have caused or threatened to cause death or serious physical injury to another individual. We found that the Board should take steps to help ensure it receives necessary information to inform its decisions regarding GEI persons. Additionally, the Board should ensure it issues hearing notices and board decision orders as statutorily required, and develop and implement internal controls, such as rules and policies and procedures, to help efficiently and consistently meet its key responsibilities. Finally, the Legislature should consider revising statute to establish authority and responsibility for providing the Board’s administrative support.

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