April 17, 2015 Court, Healthcare
Joel Stashenko reports:
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. must turn over for in camera review the mental health records of a woman who was found unfit to stand trial for killing a 2-year-old in 2010 by throwing him off the seventh-floor balcony of his Queens apartment building, a judge decided.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Martin Schoenfeld ruled that the confidentiality concerns raised by the Health and Hospitals Corp. (HHC) are outweighed by the interests of justice, as defined for the disclosure of records under state Mental Hygiene Law §33.13(c)(1).
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