Legislation Would Halt State Plans For Psych Center
The north country has a new weapon in its battle to save the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg - legislation.
"This bill is a way to force the state to take a step back so we can prevent the closing from happening," said Ritchie.
So far there's no companion bill in the state Assembly, but Assemblywoman Addie Russell says there will be.
Whatever the outcome of Ritchie's bill, it could build momentum leading up to a big meeting in Albany on December 10.
"Is this going to be another of New York state's unfunded mandates or is a family going to have to pay it? A family can't afford to pay it up here," said Chuck Kelly, task force chairman.
Saturday, April 18, 2015, Watertown, NY
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