Dix’s troubling finale – Other Views – Raleigh News & Observer

RALEIGH — When representatives from the state Department of Health and Human Services recently appeared before the Legislative Oversight Committee for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, several points that were made did not line up with my understanding of the facts. For example:

1) Dorothea Dix Hospital will remain open with 30 Forensic Minimum beds, but the entire hospital can be easily reconstituted within a very short time if it is the will of the General Assembly after it convenes in January.

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