N.H. Hospital Association joins ACLU lawsuit against state over psychiatric care
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The New Hampshire Hospital Association is jumping into a lawsuit against the state over the boarding crisis for psychiatric patients, arguing that state officials are failing to provide timely care to patients by keeping them in emergency rooms.
In a statement Monday, Steve Ahnen, president of the association, said it would be submitting an intervention in the lawsuit, first submitted by the American Civil Liberties Union in November.
The association and its members agree with major portions of the ACLU argument, and places the blame squarely with the state.