Advocacy E-News

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.

Learn more

 

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.

Go to the full story

 

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.

See more about these system changes

 

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.

Read more