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DHS news release

January 16, 2008

Contact: Ann Snyder, 503-945-5922

Media advisory: State Hospital briefing

DHS to hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. today to discuss the results of the 2006 federal review of Oregon State Hospital

The Oregon Department of Human Services has received the results of the 2006 U.S. Department of Justice review of conditions at Oregon State Hospital. The report was posted to the DHS Web site at noon today. Reporters wanting additional information on the topic are invited to participate in a conference call at 1 p.m. today.

To join the discussion, call 1-877-455-8695 and enter 711085 when asked for the participant code.

Representing DHS will be Director Bruce Goldberg, M.D.; DHS Assistant Director for Addictions and Mental Health Robert Nikkel; and Acting Superintendent of Oregon State Hospital Maynard Hammer.