Kerik Mental Health Release Letters Ny 2009
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""\lJ 'vestchester [.;0\:C0111 Department of Correction Valhalla, New York Correctional Health Services, Mental Health Memorandum Date: Re: JID#: Date:/( DOB: i z.. / () f SCR/USDJ This memorandum is to advise the court that the above referenced inmate is a patient in treatment at the inpatient Mental Health Forensic Unit at the Westchester County Department of Corrections, Valhalla, New York facility. The Forensic Unit is accredited by the New York State Office of Mental Health [OMH] and operates under the auspices of the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations [JCAHO] as a psychiatric facility. Inmates treated on the Forensic Unit are in need of inpatient psychiatric treatment, and as stipulated by the New York State Mental Hygiene Code, may be treated on an involuntary basis, as they may be a danger to themselves, others or otherwise gravely disabled. The direct release to the community of inmates who are patients on the Forensic Unit may be medically counter indicated, and may also pose a danger to the public. If the court is contemplating release of the above named inmate, the inmate should be escorted directly to the Westchester lJ.edical Center, Behavioral Health Center emergency room for a psychiatric evaluation and treatment. If the court has questions regarding the above referenced inmate, please call the Forensic Unit at: 914-231-1158 Thank you. n~=xb£.L I,"V> Robert S. Mahler, M.D. Medical Psychiatric Director Westchester, g@/.,~~tliU case # As: ~ .\lldJ'l"\ ·1 Spanop COlllll,\ E'wl'ltll\'( ,)(0 t' I a e: II z;. I o~ 022009 SCR I USDJ ',-ll!1 1\. ~I';)l'" ( '1111HU~~l<"l1'1' ~:~",., November 2, 2009 ~#::~ffII~'\<'f"'" BY HAND DELIVERY Hon. Stephen C. Robinson United States District Judge Hon, Charles L Brieant Jr. Federal Building and Courthouse 300 Quarropas Street, Courtroom 621 White Plains, New York 10601 Re: Bernard .8. Kerik Dear Judge Robinson: At the request of defense counsel, enclosed is a copy ofa memorandum of Dr. Robert Mahler and limited release signed by Mr, Kerik. Should you or your staff have any questions, I may be contacted at (914) 231-1102 or bye-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Respectfully, ;:)J~~ Vustin D, PruyrC/ Special Assistant to Commissioner Department of Correction JDPI cc w/enclosures bye-mail: Eric TischwelL Esq" Kramer Levin Najialis & Frankel LLP Michael S, Bosworth, Esq,. Assistant United States Attorney " ," ',. '. . i V\\. \' 1'::.1 ~,;~ xx WESTCHESTER MEDICAl. CENTER WOR:1..0·C1..ASS MEOIC'NE THAT'S NOT A W"OR\..O AWAV. November 2, 2009 Hon. Stephen C. Robinson United States District Judge Southern District of New York 300 Quarropas Street White Plains, NY 10601 RE: Bernard Kerik, Honorable Judge Robinson. In connection with the limited release signed by Bernard Kerik and attached to this correspondence, the following is respectfully submitted to update the Court with regard to Mr. Kerik's admission to the Forensic Unit and my memorandum of October 27. 2009. Following a comprehensive evaluation of Mr. Kerik and atter consultation with the treatment team, Mr. Kerik was admitted to the inpatient Forensic Unit on October 22. 2009 for observational purposes and psychiatric assessment in the context of psychosocial stressors. His admission into the unit was completely voluntary and his hospital course over the past ten (10) days revealed no significant findings that would warrant ongoing admission. He was discharged from the unit earlier this morning as he poses no risk to himself or others due to any psychiatric illness. My memorandum to the Court dated October 27, 2009 was standard operating procedure sent with all inmates to court housed on the Forensic Unit, as the unit is a licensed inpatient hospital. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 914.231.1367 should you have any questions regarding this correspondence. Sincerely, ~Y'-" Robert Mahler, MD Section Chiet/Forensics I, Bernard B. Kerik. hereby authorize the inpatient Mental Ilealth forensic Unit at the Westchester County Department of Corrections, Valhalla, New York facility (the "'Forensic Unit'") to provide to the Southern District of New York with a ~tatel1lent limited to the rca~on I am being housed at the Forensic Unit and the purpose ol'thc Mcmorandum [rom Dr. Robert S. Mahler, dated October 27, 2009. .•.• Bernard B. Kcrik