New DRO report outlines significant, ongoing problems at the Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry

May 9, 2018

Disability Rights Ohio has investigated and documented flagrant and ongoing systemic issues at the Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry (OHP), a 130-bed, private inpatient psychiatric hospital located in Franklin County. These issues include violations of essential patient safety, care and treatment standards, including:

  • Substantiated allegations of sexual and physical abuse
  • Failure to provide treatment in a trauma-informed setting for survivors of sexual abuse
  • Failure to request basic medical records and provide appropriate care, resulting in one case of a patient being placed on emergency life support
  • Using seclusion in an unsafe manner and outside of licensure requirements
  • Incomplete treatment and discharge plans, placing patients and the public at risk
  • Using hurtful, outdated and stigmatizing diagnostic language (e.g. retarded) in patient records

Disability Rights Ohio has written a new report that outlines its investigation and calls on the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) to take all available steps to prevent future risk of harm to patients.

Report: Problems at the Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry

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