Employee attacked at Atascadero State Hospital
June 7, 2011
Mental Health officials said the employee was in stable condition, but could not provide further details about the assault at this time.
After several violent attacks at state hospitals during the past year, including the strangulation of a psychiatric technician, state lawmakers are pushing bills that would help protect patients and employees at California’s mental health facilities
These bills would enable officials to better assess patients’ potential for violence, fast track the ability to involuntarily medicate certain individuals and punish those who funnel contraband to patients.