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Psychiatric patients have rights to better care at API

...the patients will spend 98 percent of their time is darker and more depressing and with less windows on the units than the old API hospital. Both hospitals are 74 beds. The new hospital will have less floor space per each patient on the units. Also, I...
Letter: Changes coming to state-run Alaska Psychiatric Institute

...they will establish a governing body for API. One advisory board member will sit on the...board as a non-voting member.? The API CEO announced the state is up the 10-bed adolescent's unit at API for other purposes.? API is upgrading their...
State mental health laws are a work in progress

...forensic unit.Even with a high bed capacity, API and the state continued to send acute care...doors. Psychiatric patients were sent to API in Anchorage and those with cognitive disabilities...moved into community care.State-run API was created to care for Alaskans with acute...
Northwest Digest

Report criticizes API discharge policies Sound off on the important...Disability Law Center of Alaska investigated API after an incident last winter in which a...being discharged, the report concluded. API officials say that overall, staff members...
Psychiatric patient lost for three hours

...about three hours on Sunday, according to API director Randall Burns. He said Kinsman was shopping with a staff member and one other API patient. Burns said Kinsman became confused...Kinsman wandered around, looking for an API van before police found him in a parking...
Mental hospital shows door to naked man

...Institute also is conducting an internal probe. API will make any changes needed, said hospital...Mitchell learned the man may have come from API, so he took him there. A staff member...meals a day. The police officer told the API worker that it is not normal for a man to...
Alaska nurses join effort to end mandatory overtime

...abandoning their patients, O'Connell said. API nursing director Jane Barnes said nurses...overtime shift because of fatigue. She said API takes the circumstances of each situation...W. Pound, a nurse who has worked at API for 14 years, said nurses at the hospital...
High court rules on forced commitment of state's mentally ill

...disorder. Roslyn Wetherhorn was committed to API for 30 days after going off her medicine...misunderstood her. It was acceptable for API to seek forced commitment in the case...moot because Wetherhorn no longer is at API, but the tightened definition should apply...
Court ruling makes forced medication harder to enact

...superior court may authorize a facility like API to treat the patient with psychotropic drugs...the direction of the court's opinion. API is the only state-run psychiatric hospital...Psychiatric Institute. Since 2002, the number of API patients forced to undergo drug treatment...
UAS posts videos of Tlingit-language speakers

...Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit More Alaska Native language resources can be found at


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