Contempt orders, fines

Contempt orders, fines as developmentally disabled patients languish in local hospitals By AUSTIN JENKINS • SEP 9, 2019   In recent months, court commissioners on both sides of the Cascades have found the state of Washington in contempt, and even imposed fines, over access to state psychiatric care for people with severe developmental disabilities. The cases involve people who’ve […]

Families, advocates sound alarm

Families, advocates sound alarm over patients stuck in the hospital without a medical need By AUSTIN JENKINS August 29, 2019   Christopher Davis was lying on the floor watching cartoons one night last December while his mother, Beverly, decorated her Spokane home for Christmas. From time to time, she showed him a decoration. But Christopher, a 46-year-old developmentally […]