July 2, 2011
We have just finished the initial analysis of a disclosure of both massive regulatory violations of Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center, as well as the accusation of patient mistreatment. Our first analysis indicates that this disclosure is from someone within the hospital organization, and that the media SERIOUSLY need to look into these accusations. The text of the disclosure is as follows:
„Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center on 1891Effie St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 has been and currently still is in several, severe Federal, State, County, and City Violations. Some minor examples of these are numerous HIPPAA violations. Such as illegal photography of patients, discussion of patients diagnosis with other patients. Overmedicating adolescent and adult patients. Illegall, punitive, and undocumented Seclusion and Restraints. Physical abuse of adolescent and adult patients. Holding patients against there will without being on a hold. Racist and unfair treatment of it’s staff. Denial of rights of patients right to make telephone calls, denial of visits, denial of patients use of there own money, reading materials, clothes, denying access to legal and medical help. Numerous Medi-Cal fraud. Unsanitary living conditions for patients.
At one time or another Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center has violated nearly every California Welfare and Institutions Code, especially evert California Code of Regulations Title 9, and Title 22.
The absolute worse violations committed by Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center are violating the California Business and Professional Codes 4521, 4521.2 and the California Civil Code 43.
These severe violations need to be investigated by the DMH and affected patients and there families. Many former patients have „medically“ discharged in worse condition than they arrived in. Regulators/Investigators with access to patient information should look at the amount of patients who were, once again „medically“ cleared for discharge who soon after commit suicide or other violent crimes.“
Those parts that are emphasized were done so by Local Leaks staff to indicate the statements we believe should be immediately enquired about. We will continue to analyze this amazing discluse and post updates here.
— Local Leaks Staff