The Arizona Department of Health Services operates Arizona's only public psychiatric hospital, but a history of complaints and lawsuits, along with recent patient arrests have advocates calling for a change in governance.
Members of the Joint Legislative Psychiatric Hospital Review Council met last week and heard from Sommer Mutter...Arizona News
President Trump’s visit to Arizona on Tuesday was eclipsed by the continued acceleration of COVID-19 cases in the state. On Wednesday, Arizona ranked in the top five states for new confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
Although mask mandates are being passed in cities across the state, Governor Doug Ducey’s office has not...Arizona News
Filed on September 12, the lawsuit alleges the state hospital impeded the ACDL's ability to monitor the conditions of facilities housing individuals with mental illness, and investigate incidents of abuse and neglect in those facilities.
Under the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Act, ACDL is...