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Monday, March 4, 2019

Mental hospital accused of holding Texas patients against their will has filed for bankruptcy

Sarah Sarder
Originally posted February 12, 2019

A North Texas mental health institution with hospitals in Garland, Fort Worth and Arlington has filed for bankruptcy months after being indicted in a criminal case over illegally detaining patients.

Sundance Behavioral Healthcare System filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday. The system faces 20 charges of violating state mental health codes after being indicted in November and December.

In December, Sundance stopped accepting patients at its hospitals and “voluntarily brought its patient count to zero,” its attorneys said.

The corporation announced that it had surrendered its license on Dec. 21 to the state. Attorneys said the hospital could not financially sustain its services in light of the court proceedings.

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