Sexual violence and suspicious deaths are among the violations alleged in new reports on the state of care in California’s facilities for the developmentally disabled.
by Ryan Gabrielson, California Watch The state’s largest board-and-care center for the severely disabled lost its primary license to operate today, after repeatedly exposing patients to abuse and shoddy medical care. State regulators cited the Sonoma Developmental Center, which houses more than 500 patients, for dozens of caseswhere patients were put at risk of injury […]
by Ryan Gabrielson, California Watch A state court today ordered the California Department of Public Health to disclose uncensored copies of dozens of patient abuse cases at institutions for the developmentally disabled. The ruling camein a lawsuit filed by the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sacramento County Superior Court in January, seeking citations issued to […]