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After investigative findings, state action required to assure patient rights and safety

Two months ago, Disability Rights Connecticut warned that “people’s lives are in danger,” as we urged the state legislature and state officials to take immediate action in the oversight of Whiting Forensic Hospital (WFH) and Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) to assure the safety and rights of patients at the state-run facilities. Now, just days after the start of the legislative session, the imperative has only grown more acute.  Delay would be unconscionable, and we are hopeful that the state’s response will be comprehensive, timely and effective.