• DMH 137 is the List of Witnesses used for mental health and alcohol and drug involuntary commitments.
  • Provider the names, addresses and telephone numbers of prospective witnesses who executed an affidavit, who may testify or who may have knowledge about the person referred for commitment.
  • The name of the attorney who will represent the respondent does not need to be provided at the time the application is filed. This will be determined later and the List of Witness forwarded to the attorney.  The person filing does not need to be concerned about this.
  • The List of Witnesses becomes part of the court file and medical record which are accessible to the patient requests to see it.  There is no guarantee of confidentiality.
  • Including someone on the List of Witness does not mean that person will have to complete an Affidavit or have to testify.
  • Anyone not on the List of Witnesses may not be allowed to provide testimony.