Alaska seeks review of options for psychiatric facility
August 8, 2019
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —State health department officials want to take another look at options for running Alaska’s state-owned psychiatric facility, including privatization.
The request for proposals was released Monday, the same day Gov. Mike Dunleavy and department officials touted progress at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. The state Department of Health and Social Services has been under contract with Wellpath Recovery Solutions to stabilize the facility and take steps to bring it to full operation. The contract is set to run through 2019.
The facility has been under scrutiny from t...