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Over the years, California’s Addiction Recovery Center has been the most notorious of all drug rehab centers. Nowhere else but in California have people got themselves into addiction in the hope of quitting drugs. The “L.A. Angel,” as she is affectionately called, has been exposed for her own motives.
An outraged California attorney-general filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Department of Health and Human Services. The lawsuit charges that the center’s violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act had put the residents of this community at risk.
The lawsuit accuses the facility of breaking state laws by making patients with AIDS and cancer ineligible for treatment. The center also has been accused of refusing treatment to patients with severe addictions, ignoring their pleas for care and depriving them of food.
The center, under the direction of a physician, has claimed it is providing timely medical care to the patients as mandated by state law. The center’s attorney says that the facility is simply following federal regulations and guidelines.
For this reason, and more, the lawsuit, alleges that the two hospitals responsible for administering the program on the grounds of the state-run California Rehabilitation Hospital had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The suit asks for a declaration that the center is not qualified to treat patients with any disability, even though it has been a leader in providing medical services to patients with AIDS and other illnesses.
However, what is most remarkable about the lawsuit against the California Alcohol and Drug Program is that it has been brought under the authority of the Attorney General, a sworn officer whose job is to enforce the laws of the state. The law was written to protect people with disabilities and the elderly. If the center is found to be not in compliance with state law, the center will have to pay large fines.
The legal maneuver that is required is not merely to find out how the site satisfies the state law but to make it clear to the nursing staff that the site must treat the population according to state and federal law. The nursing staff must learn how to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Rehabilitation Hospital. Many have come to suspect that the nursing staff, who are highly trained, do not know how to meet these requirements.
It appears that the nursing staff in Seattle, Washington, were very good in treating the patients with AIDS. They seemed so devoted to the patients. The nursing staff in Seattle is considered a leader in patient care.
But, after a decade or so, patients began to complain of worsening pain and being denied treatment. The senior administrators were said to have ignored their patients’ pleas for attention when they were allowed to speak.
The complaints, though a few years old, are more than enough to say that the center in Seattle has been providing inadequate care to the patients. The staff, from the nurse director to the administrator to the director, may be responsible for the neglect.
In this case, it seems to be the attorney general who has done the right thing. The Attorney General has brought suit against the treatment facility of Los Angeles and it has become evident that the center did not comply with the laws governing the care of patients with AIDS and other illnesses. The lawsuit is a reminder to all facilities that this court has no respect for substandard service.
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Additional information about Sanger, California
Sanger is a city in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 24,270 at the 2010 census, up from 18,731 at the 2000 census. Sanger is located 13 miles (21 km) east-southeast of Fresno, at an elevation of 371 feet (113 m).