‘Unprecedented’: Mental health advocates, state leaders prepare for the worst as mental health cuts loom
For Family & Children’s Services, the cuts would be “catastrophic.” The organization provides treatment for almost 18,000 adults with serious mental illness and 4,200 children with behavioral disorders health every year.
After the speech, Cornett said that his campaign had done some polling in the Tulsa area and had found that he was recognized by only about 15 percent of the residents.Full Story
Second-degree manslaughter is not one of Oklahoma’s “85 percent statutes,” crimes in which a convicted person must serve 85 percent of the sentence before even being considered for probation or parole.Full Story
“He said, ‘Look, I have a couple of them in my area. Would you mind exempting them?’ ” recalled Republican Rep. Dale Derby, who sponsored the bill. “I wasn’t aware that he was on the board. I wouldn’t have done it.”Full Story
The suit stats jailers "mocked Plaintiff for his condition over the period of days while denying him medical treatment,” which caused “irreparable harm."Full Story
The new report found facility deficiencies only at a "standard" level, which are typically considered to be minor. This means the Health Department now recognizes the facility to be in compliance with agency standards. Whether the report’s findings will affect the facility's prospects of getting its Medicaid contract back is unclear.Full Story