Already feeling federal pressure to improve conditions in its living centers for those with intellectual disabilities, Texas officials now are scrambling to respond to conditions at a state hospital that cost a woman her life.
Rather than focus on just getting by again, Texas officials should focus on changes that maximize the quality of care in institutions for the mentally ill and intellectually disabled. The first big step will be a top-to-bottom review of the existing administration and delivery of care that is seriously flawed.
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