Advocacy E-news November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020
N.J.’S MOST TROUBLED PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL GETS FEDERAL OVERSIGHT
A two-year legal battle waged on behalf of the people at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital ended Monday with a settlement that commits the Murphy administration to adding more psychiatrists and improving medical and mental health care, NJ Advance Media has learned.
Greystone will be expected to meet a quota of psychiatrists and advance practice nurses, prevent the number of patients from exceeding 450, and maintain an ambulance on site at all times, among other changes included in the 55-page settlement.
The state-run hospital will be expected to report on its progress to a new oversight committee that will last for at least a decade. The settlement was reached between the state Attorney General’s Office, which represents the state health department, and the Office of the Public Defender, which sued on behalf of patients.
Learn more from Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com.