Published in Hospital Law Weekly, February 22nd, 2007
In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, NAMI executive director Michael Fitzpatrick advised that "federal action is not only appropriate, but imperative" under the civil rights law that protects institutionalized persons.
The request is based on the investigative series, "Hidden Shame" published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in which 115 consumer (patient) deaths...
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