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CLRP Encourages Gov. Lamont to issue Executive Order to Release Patients at State Operated Psychiatric Facilities Due to Dangers of COVID-19

In light of the significant danger imposed by COVID-19 on on patients at inpatient psychiatric units at state operated psychiatric facilities, Connecticut Legal Rights Project sent a letter to Governor Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong to request the Governor issue an Executive Order that would immediately immediately stop all new admissions to all state-operated psychiatric facilities, require that every facility review the present mental status of each patient, require that each facility make every effort to discharge every patient who does not absolutely need inpatient hospital level of care, and require that each facility make every effort to discharge every patient for whom the risks of inpatient psychiatric care in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic outweigh the benefits of that level of care when such discharge does not pose an unreasonable risk to the public.

For more information, see the letter below.





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