The bill is based on recommendations made by a task force formed in the wake of the physical and mental abuse of a patient in 2017.
CVH Whiting Task Force
Advocates threaten discrimination lawsuit over treatment of Whiting patients
The attorneys argue that their clients’ rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act are secondary to concerns of public safety.
Whiting Task Force wants lawmakers to consider abolishing the PSRB
Task force members also recommended the state replace Whiting Forensic Hospital in Middletown.