December 1, 2011

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Residential healthcare clinic starts shutdown

BREWSTER – Faced with the revocation of its state Office of Mental Hygiene operating certificate, SLS Residential in Brewster has begun to close down its residential and clinic facility.

A state Labor Department notice Wednesday said 40 of its 56 employees would be laid off with the remainder being absorbed within the company.  The layoff date was listed as November 29 with the closing date of December 31.

The closure comes after a protracted battle between the agency and the state over charges that it violated patients’ rights and ignored state regulations.

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