Boston Globe: Brockton VA Center Neglected Mental Health Patients

The federal Office of Special Counsel has found cases of inadequate care for two individuals at the Brockton Community Living Center. The two patients went years without proper mental health evaluations, according to a report in The Boston Globe.

From the Globe:

One of the neglected patients at the Brockton Community Living Center who had been admitted for “significant and chronic mental health issues’’ was living in the 106-bed facility for eight years before he received his first psychiatric evaluation, investigators reported.

The other unidentified patient, although he was classified as 100 percent mentally disabled due to his military service, had only a single “psychiatric note’’ placed in his medical file between 2005 and 2013.

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