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The County Adjuster is responsible for carrying out the duties outlined in New Jersey statute 30:4-34.

This department’s duties include:

  • The charge and supervision of the preparation of papers regarding the admission and/or commitment of clients to private, county, state and federal psychiatric hospitals
  • Setting court hearings that protect client rights and privacy (Legal services are supplied free of charge to those who can not afford counsel for these hearings.)
  • Investigating the residency status and the ability to pay of those admitted to these hospitals. This information is given to the courts where responsibility is assessed and assigned by “Settlement Order” of the Court.
  • Completing the “Consent for Mental Health Record Search” in conjunction with state and local police, which is part of the gun permit and purchase process.

All records filed with this office are confidential and are not available to the public.

Morris County Stigma-Free Communities logoThe Morris County Adjuster is proud to be a member of the Morris County Stigma-Free Communities Initiative, which aims to eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders.

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Due to confidentiality and HIPAA federal and state regulations, any requests that require patient information must be sent to the Adjuster’s Office in writing, via regular mail. The Adjuster’s Office does not accept email requests with a patient’s name or other personal information. No responses by the County potentially revealing Protected Health Information can be made via email.