FIG1 Michael H. Allen, M.D., is
past president of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry and chair
of APA's Task Force on Psychiatric Emergency Services, which issued an August
2002 report posted online at<www.psych.org/downloads/EmergencyServicesFinal.pdf>.
Allen has also been a consultant to the Institute of Medicine's Future of
Emergency Care Committee and presented an overview of mental health and
substance abuse issues in emergency care at a February meeting of the group in
Washington, D.C. Allen's presentation is posted at<www.iom.edu/project.asp?id=16107>.▪