TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A board overseeing a mental health organization that serves several counties in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula says it won't discipline its top official after a finding from the state that profoundly disabled adults were put at risk during bus rides.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/Z28inx ) the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health board made the decision Thursday. The board will send information to the state Department of Community Mental Health for examination and reconsideration
Northern Lakes CEO Gregory Paffhouse read from a document outlining actions he and his staff took to protect the agency's bus riders after an August 2011 assault. Officials say one client repeatedly beat and choked another during a 90-minute ride.
The beating prompted an investigation that found vulnerable clients rode buses without supervision and other problems.
Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, http://www.record-eagle.com