From: [email protected] (Martin Ottmann)
Subject: HGC Psychotic Applicants - March 16th, 1959
Date: 26 Jan 2003 12:26:33 -0800
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
SECRETARIAL TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR H.A.S.I. LONDON
March 16, 1959
H.G.C. Psychotic Applicants
The acceptance of psychotic persons for processing in the HGC is forbidden by Board Minutes.
Psychosis is a loose term. Probably it has no real definition and better meaning is needed here.
Therefore, we will define here persons we cannot accept for processing and do forbid processing to them in the HGC.
1) Persons so anti-social in conduct as to constitute a serious menace to persons and property.
2) Persons who are unable to physically care for themselves for mental reasons and need escorts and nurses.
3) Persons requiring special housing and who are incompetent to move about in the streets without the mental (not physical) guidance of an escort.
4) Persons with long homosexual histories who cannot work.
5) Persons with communist or other criminal backgrounds.
I do not believe either "institutional histories" or electric shock treatment backgrounds wholly qualify the term "psychosis", but these should indicate some wariness.
The Hubbard Guidance Centre Division of the HASI may some day have properly staffed and equipped hospitals. Until that day any attempt to handle "psychotics" should be foresworn as these in a severe sense need hospitalization.
L. RON HUBBARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HASI LONDON by [Signature]
LRH:NP Dist. All staffed Bul.Board.