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Expert Witness : JUDITH BOTWIN


Case ERIC HAWKINS V. BEDFORD MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL
Testimony Date November 20, 1986
Expert Type Psychology
Court State: Ohio County: Cuyahoga
Pages 81
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        1               THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1986
        2                      AFTERNOON SESSION
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        4                   THE COURT:           Dr. Botwin,
        5          you are  still under oath.
        6                   THE WITNESS:         Yes.
        7                   T H ECOURT           Ren?
        8                   MR. KELLER:          Thank you,
        9          your   Honor.
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        11     CROSS-EXAMINATION OF DR.  BOTWIN, CONTINUED
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        1 3 BY MR.  KELLER:
        14  Q      Doctor, I don't suppose you had a chance
        15  to, over the noon hour, to call and check and
        16  see whether or not Heather Hill is a certified,
        17  approved by the State of Ohio, that is a
        18  skilled nursirig care center for this type of
        1 9 treatment, did you?
        20  A      Y e s ,  did.
        2 1 Q      W b a tdid you find out?
        22  A      Al 1 ri g h t .
        23         1 called someone at the Board of Mental
        24  Retardation that deals with residential
        25  service, placed the call to liesther Hill which
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        1  is licensed by the Department of Health, not  by
        2  the Department of Mental Retardation and
        3  Developmental Disabilities.
        4        There are two sections, and as far as  we
        5  are able to ascertain, that they are  serving
        6  a d u I t s .
        7        One section is a "rehabilitation  center,"
        8  and the other a "nursing home."
        9  Q     That Section A is rehabilitation --
        10 A     Yes, and the other section is the  nursing
        11 home.  The nursing home has  some  non-ambulatory
        12 people.  Some of them have  cerebral  palsy.  No
        1 3one in either section has fnental retardation.
        14 Q     Well, I am not sure -- there's  different
        15 degrees of levels of intelligence, and  there
        16 are cerebral palsy patients there who are  less
        17 than what we would call a normal  intelligent
        18 quotient, are there not?
        19 A     Well, when they were asked about having
        20 anyone who is mentally retarded, they  replied,
        21 not now, not at this time.
        22 Q     All r igh