In 2015, to ensure that judges statewide would consider the results of the lethality assessment
in determining terms and conditions of an arrestee's release from jail, the Pima County Attorney's Office successfully lobbied the Arizona State Legislature to adopt a statute requiring judges to consider the results of a risk or lethality assessment
in a domestic violence charge that is presented to the court.
For each caller to the hotline, a "contact sheet" was completed by as hotline worker who had been through a minimum of 70 hours of training on suicidality and lethality assessment
. Contact sheets are essentially the case notes from each call to the hotline and include a minimum of the following standardized areas of information: age, sex, marital status, mental health concerns, medications, lethality assessment
, reason for calling, current problems, suicide plan, means, history of suicide, alcohol and drugs, and outcome of call.
Giessert opined that admission to the psychiatric unit for "stabilization and continued lethality assessment
" and that Robert should be place on "Level I observation," requiring that he be checked every thirty minutes.
* Teach "lethality assessment
" techniques to all school mental health professionals.
For example, clicking a box noting that a patient has suicidal ideation prompts the clinician to perform a suicidal lethality assessment
This model incorporates the three levels of the Integrated Developmental Model (IDM; Stoltenberg, McNeill, & Delworth, 1998) of supervisee development, the Discrimination Model (Bernard, 1979) of counselor supervision, and a modified model of suicide lethality assessment
(Bonger, 1992; Jacobs, 1999; Lester, 2001; Marls, Berman, & Silverman, 2000; Shea, 2002; Silverman & Maris, 1995; Simon, 2004; Yufit & Lester, 2005).