STATE HOUSE, Providence – Senate Minority Whip Jessica de la Cruz (R-Dist. 23, Burrillville, Glocester, North Smithfield) and Representative David Place (R-Dist. 47, Burrillville, Glocester) have asked Governor Daniel J. McKee to halt discharges and immediately and reinstate admissions to the Zambarano Unit of the Eleanor Slater Hospital until the Disability Rights RI investigation into patient abuse is concluded.
“Two separate agencies have called for investigations into the unattainable ‘criteria for admission’ BHDDH instituted last year,” de la Cruz said. “We need to ensure that no one else is harmed because of these irresponsible efforts. No more patients should be moved while the administration and the legislature work toward a long-term solution for these vulnerable people.”