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New Director to Take Over Troubled Sonoma Disability Center

March 11, 2013 | 2:46 pm

New Director to Take Over Troubled Sonoma Disability Center

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by Amy Julia Harris, California Watch A former employee of the Sonoma Developmental Center has been tapped to head California‚Äôs largest full-time care facility for the severely disabled, at a time when the institution is struggling to reinvent itself in the wake of patient abuse scandals. The Department of Developmental Services announced Wednesday that Karen […]

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State Disability Center Forfeits Funding Over Abuse

January 21, 2013 | 12:52 pm

State Disability Center Forfeits Funding Over Abuse

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Ryan Gabrielson, California Watch California’s largest board-and-care center for the developmentally disabled will surrender more than $1 million a month in federal funding for failures to protect patients from abuse and provide quality medical care, state officials announced Friday. In December, state regulators cited the Sonoma Developmental Center for numerous violations that put patients with […]

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