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The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, alleges Excelsior employees acted in "callous disregard" by allowing the abuse to continue while the victim relied on staff for basic needs and care during his time at the center.
The staff member was tested last week. They are one of 21 people employed by or in the care of the state’s Department of Social and Health Services that has tested positive. Most cases have been found at Western State Hospital in Lakewood.
Lakeland Village facility fails federal review, must correct problems before taking new residents.
A year after shutting down a troubled provider of in-home care for people with developmental disabilities, the Washington Department of Social and Health Services is cutting ties with the provider’s sister company, citing similar problems of neglect, abuse and mismanagement that allegedly resulted in one woman’s death.
Despite an explanation of the decision not the press charges against a man who has an extensive history of credible reports of abusing his three children, it remains inexplicable how every adult, every organization, every institution meant to protect those kids accountable could have blown this so badly.
Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, entered the diversion agreement March 25 in Spokane County Superior Court. She could still face a trial on the original charges if she fails to complete any part of the program, including the mandated community service hours and drug and alcohol tests.
After twice finding the state of Washington in contempt for violating an order to provide timely competency services to mentally ill people held in jails, a federal judge has approved a settlement that is designed to ensure people get help before entering the criminal justice system.
Federal government says Western State Hospital still does not meet standards despite improvements.
Rachel Dolezal made her first public appearance in court Wednesday morning on accusations of stealing from the Washington welfare system.
Rachel Dolezal pleaded not guilty last week to charges of welfare fraud.
A federal judge has found the Washington state agency that oversees mental health services in contempt for failing to provide timely competency evaluations for people waiting in jails.
The foster family of a 22-year-old man with disabilities has sued the state of Washington and a state-contracted company, claiming caretakers left the man strapped into his wheelchair at the end of a dock when he nearly drowned las year.
Group that protects rights of the disabled, Washington officials reach agreement on better treatment options for some sexual predators housed at McNeil Island.
House approves proposal to bring programs for children and families together in one department.
The Riverside School District and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services are being sued in federal court for the wrongful death of a five-year-old boy.
A federal judge has modified a permanent injunction against the Washington state agency that oversees competency evaluations for mentally ill people charged with crimes.
A federal judge has ordered Washington state’s mental health services agency to pay a civil contempt fine of $185,500 for failing to provide timely competency services to mentally ill defendants.
Medical marijuana patient, denied custody of daughter, sues state agency after she contracts serious illness in foster care.
Lawyers representing mentally ill defendants waiting extended periods of time for competency services are asking a federal judge for a restraining order to stop the state of Washington from sending these people to a renovated jail instead of a hospital.
A federal judge has extended the deadline for state mental hospitals to fix the system of evaluating and treating criminal defendants with suspected mental illnesses.