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Public Safety Review Panel

Assesses and advises the Secretary of Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and to the courts with respect to public safety related to the proposed Conditional Release or Final Discharge of patients found not guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) committed to Western State Hospital (WSH) or Eastern State Hospital (ESH). The Panel provides advice regarding all recommendations for a change in commitment status, to allow furloughs or temporary leaves accompanied by staff, or to permit movement about the grounds of the treatment facility, with or without the accompaniment of staff.