|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 4/12/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Missing Person
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 04/12/15 a female patient, in her 30s, failed to return from an off-grounds pass.
THE RESIDENT WAS NOT UNDER SUPERVISION OF FACILITY STAFF AT TIME OF ELOPEMENT
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the physician, police and her probation officer. The patient had a history of mental illness and substance abuse and was a voluntary patient. She was not considered to be at risk. She was on an approved off-grounds pass and failed to return. At the time of the facility report, the patient had not been located. The Circle Program presents each patient with rules of the program at the time of admission to the facility. This patient was aware that she faced 4 years in Department of Corrections if she did not complete the program.
The Department reviewed the facility's report and supplemental documentation and found that the facility acted appropriately by reporting the occurrence, notifying the appropriate persons and agencies and conducting an investigation.
The Department will review this occurrence prior to any survey or upon receipt of any complaint that may be filed against this facility.
Sent to Facility: 4/22/2015
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 5/8/2015