Institute for the Mentally Ill (IMD)
An IMD is also a locked facility for patients that are higher functioning than a sub-acute level, but still require a locked setting. Again, the PG or family member acts as the conservator, and the patients length of stay is determined by their mental stability and improvement. Click here for the other 5 levels of care psychcentral.com
IMDs are long term care psychiatric facilities, licensed by State DHS and/or State DMH, that are contracted by DMH to provide care for persons who no longer meet criteria for acute care but are not clinically ready to live in a board and care facility or to live independently.
“IMD exclusion,” to allow Medicaid in CA Medi Cal to pay for short-term stays of adults ages 21-64 in psychiatric hospitals and facilities.
Note: IMD stands for “Institutions for Mental Disease,” an outdated term that remains in federal law.
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