Meeting planned with board presidents, state


Tuesday, August 22nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Tulsa-AP) -- Board presidents from the Tulsa Psychiatric Center and Parkside Community Psychiatric Services and Hospital will meet with the state's top mental health official.

They will try to resolve their differences in a closed-door meeting with interim state Mental Health Commissioner David Statton.

But Tulsa Psychiatric President Ron Raynolds says he doubts the meeting will keep his board from assuming day-to-day operations at Parkside.

The Oklahoma State Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is auditing Parkside following allegations of mistreatment of some mental patients.

Parkside officials have denied any safety violations or claims of poor performance.

Parkside President Ken Baily says the Tulsa Psychiatric board and its wholly owned subsidiary have united to sabotage Parkside's credibility.