Monday, March 9, 2015

NY Justice Center Acts on Behalf of Residents in NH Abuse Case

This is the second of a two-part New Hampshire Public Radio series published with the permission of NHPR.

This past fall, when the Disability Rights Center released two reports laying out detailed accounts of abuse and neglect at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center in Effingham, N.H., Gov. Maggie Hassan called the allegations “deeply disturbing.” She shut down new admissions and ordered a review of how the Department of Health and Human Services regulates the facility.
“Well obviously the concerns and issues raised by the DRC report were very, very important,” Hassan told NHPR last week. “We take them very seriously, as we do all reports of potential violations of licensure standards or other kinds of potential abuse or lack of care.”

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