photo of an adolescent female sitting cross-legged on her bed, looking despondent and being consoled by her mother

Nasuh Malas, M.D., M.P.H., a consulting psychiatrist for MC3, wrote an article for Psychiatric Times along with colleagues about the National Pediatric Boarding Consensus Panel Recommendations.

“Horror stories of patients and their families sitting in emergency departments (EDs) and medical units for days, weeks, and even months are palpable reminders of the challenges of psychiatric boarding and its impacts on patients, families, and health systems,” they write.