Advocacy E-news April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019
WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE 8 MINUTES AFTER AN ANCORA PATIENT COLLAPSED?
A federal investigation into a patient’s death at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital last month found the hospital was not in compliance with federal regulations, placing patients in “immediate jeopardy” of serious injury, serious harm, serious impairment or death.
MENTALLY ILL NJ INMATE HUNG HIMSELF WHILE IN STRAITJACKET
The brother of an East Newark man who hung himself in August 2018 while imprisoned at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark has filed a lawsuit against the county and CFG Health System that also provides healthcare services at Hudson County Corrections and Rehabilitation Center where at least 10 inmates take their own lives since 2015.
NJ SEEKS TO FIX ISSUES THAT HAVE HINDERED INTEGRATED CARE
Efforts to better integrate behavioral and physical medical care have already led to some major systemic reforms in New Jersey. Behavioral and medical providers also are forming unique partnerships to better coordinate service.
DISPATCHERS CAN EXPERIENCE PTSD JUST LIKE OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS
Legislation in Idaho is set to be introduced next year, which would make a post-traumatic stress injury a “compensable injury or occupational disease” if a first responder is diagnosed as a result of their work.