Congressional Staff Briefing On Deaths And Injuries From The Abuse Of Restraints In Psychiatric Hospitals And Other Treatment Facilities

MEDIA ADVISORY

Mar 17 2000
WHAT: Congressional staff briefing on deaths and injuries from the abuse of restraints in psychiatric hospitals and other treatment facilities
WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 at 10:30 AM
WHERE: 1539 Longworth House Office Building
House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
WHO: Offices of Representatives Christopher Shays (R-CT),
Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Sam Gejedenson (D-CT);
The National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
The National Association of Protection & Advocacy Systems (NAPAS)
The Bazelon Center on Mental Health Law
WHY: In preparation for the House Committee on Energy & Commerce's mark-up of the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reauthorization bill, and because of recent reports of additional deaths in states such as:
  • CALIFORNIA
  • FLORIDA
  • MASSACHUSETTS
  • NORTH CAROLINA
  • OHIO
  • TEXAS

Many deaths are of children and adolescents.
How many more will die before Congress acts?