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NEGATIVE INFORMATION WRITTEN ABOUT PATIENTS/SERIOUS INCIDENT REPORTS IMPACTING ELIGIBILITY FOR DISCHARGE

  • No due process like CDCR;

  • Patient may only submit written statement addendum/request for correction of his records;

  • Is not entitled to any hearing on the facts;

  • May not call any witnesses, or request that any witnesses be interviewed;

  • May not have an investigative employee appointed to look into the facts, even if that patient is low functioning, in a state of severe schizophrenia;

  • When a patient appears in front of his treatment team to answer for his alleged misbehavior, the written information by staff is presumed to be true. The treatment team only allows him to talk about his behavior, not any allegations he may have against staff. Allegations against staff during such treatment team meetings are viewed as a patient’s unwillingness to admit his behavior and go into treatment for that behavior so he can change his life and return to society;

  • When patients appear before treatment teams to answer for negative information/serious incident reports, their version of the event is not entered into the treatment team report.

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