This hour: following reports of abuse by staff at Connecticut’s maximum-security psychiatric unit -- news of an order separating Whiting Forensic from Connecticut Valley Hospital.
Coming up, we discuss the significance of the split -- including what it means for the safety and oversight of patients.
Plus: deserted at the ER.
What happens when a 21-year-old autistic man is left to the supervision of a local hospital? We take a closer look.
- Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon - Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Sen. Heather Somers - Republican from Groton and co-chair of the legislature’s Public Health Committee
- Dr. Karen Kangas - Recovery advocate and co-conservator for William Shehadi
- Nancy Alisberg - Legal Director of Disability Rights Connecticut
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.