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NYSPA Letter Expresses Concerns About Justice Center Investigations
Last week, NYSPA sent a letter to Jeff Wise, Executive Director of the NYS Justice Center, expressing concerns raised by psychiatrists regarding the manner in which Justice Center investigations are conducted. Many NYSPA members work in facilities under the jurisdiction of the Justice Center, including inpatient psychiatric units in general hospitals, CPEPs and outpatient mental health clinics. We identified the following issues of concern:
The NYSPA letter was also forwarded to Ann Sullivan, M.D., OMH Commissioner, and Paul Francis, Deputy Secretary for Health & Human Services.
A copy of our letter may be viewed by clicking here.