Connecticut Sued For Failure To Provide Timely Discharge From Civil Commitment

News Report | March 11, 2018

On January 25, 2018, the Connecticut Legal Rights Project sued the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and its state-operated facilities for keeping people under civil commitment at state hospitals in too-restrictive settings after they had demonstrated readiness to function in the community with supportive services. The plaintiffs allege that the state has failed to create a community network of sufficient capacity to facilitate timely discharges to the community. They seek to force the state to provide due process to civilly committed health care consumers, to discharge people under civil commitment within 90 days of . . .

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