Maryland Health-General Article Section 10-406 establishes Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center (CTPHC) as a Mental Hygiene Administration facility within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. CTPHC is a Maximum Security facility, commonly referred to as Maryland’s forensic psychiatric hospital. CTPHC receives patients requiring psychiatric evaluation who have been accused of felonies and have raised the Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) defense and/or their Competency to Stand Trial is in question. CTPHC provides treatment to offenders who have been adjudicated NCR and/or Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST) and CTPHC accepts, by transfer, felony inmates from correctional facilities who meet the criteria for involuntary commitment (IVA). Additionally, CTPHC accepts patients from other State Regional Psychiatric Hospitals whose behavior is violent and aggressive.The mission of Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center (CTPHC) is to perform timely pretrial evaluations of defendants referred by the judicial circuit of Maryland, provide quality assessment of and treatment for all patients, and provide maximum security custody of patients to ensure public safety.