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Mental health discharge planning, including an interim supply of medication and a plan to receive care once released, is an essential component of adequate health care -- and when denied can lead to decompensation and hospitalization. This is what happened to our clients, who were “discharged and dumped.” We sued the County for its deliberate indifference to our clients’ serious medical needs, and the Second Circuit handed down a landmark decision in a “case of first impression” Charles, et al., v. Orange County, et al. that found government officials can be held accountable on constitutional grounds for failing to provide mental health discharge planning for people in immigration detention.
Please join Laura F. Redman, Director of the Health Justice Program at the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, to learn more about:
- Litigation strategies to address inadequate healthcare in immigration detention;
- Strategies to assert a claim of deliberate indifference to serious medical needs in civil detention; and
- Recent appellate law related to failure to provide mental health discharge planning in immigration detention.