NYC Council holding hearing on mayor's plan to hospitalize mentally ill homeless

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Monday, February 6, 2023
NYC Council holding hearing on mayor's plan to hospitalize homeless
NYC Council is set to hold a hearing Monday on the mayor's plan to hospitalize severely mentally ill homeless people.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Members of New York City Council will hold an oversight hearing Monday on Mayor Eric Adams' plan to forcibly hospitalize homeless people who appear to be severely mentally ill.

The plan was first announced in November.

It has faced some pushback and even a legal challenge from critics who claim it's unconstitutional.

Among those invited to testify are representatives from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health, New York City Health and Hospitals, the NYPD, FDNY, the Bureau of Emergency Management Service, and other interested parties.

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