How to Request Assistance
The Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors is available to help people who receive services from mental health facilities or from the Intensive Behavioral Center.
To request assistance with issues related to:
- Board of Visitors responsibilities and authority for site inspections and public mental health services,
- Full-time legal counsel at the Montana State Hospital, contact Craig Fitch.
- Advocacy at Montana State Hospital, contact LuWaana Johnson.
- Intensive Behavioral Center, Boulder, MT (previously Montana Developmental Center), contact Rena Steyaert at 406-444-5278 or 406-444-3955.
The most common kind of assistance the Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors provides is to help people resolve complaints against or disagreements and problems communicating with mental health providers.
The Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors also helps consumers to work through formal grievances with mental health providers. This kind of assistance can include attending grievance hearings with consumers and helping consumers explain their complaints to mental health providers.
Board of Visitors Grievance Form
Treatment-Related Rights in Montana Law
The Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors helps people who believe their treatment rights have been violated.
Intensive Behavioral Center