California’s largest institution for the developmentally disabled risks losing millions of dollars in federal funding because of poor medical care and widespread failures to prevent abuse and thoroughly investigate when patients are harmed, state officials said in a confidential report.
The Department of Public Health inspection report
presented a damning indictment of the Sonoma Developmental Center,
which houses more than 500 people with cerebral palsy and other
intellectual disabilities. Normally such reports are kept from the
public, but California Watch obtained a copy of the 495-page document