El Camino Hospital Board Speech April 14, 2010

Began commenting briefly on John Mitchem's (NAMI) speech referring to a shortage of beds,
think I said something like "a shortage of beds, I wonder why.."

My name is Geoffrey Mangers.

I'm realising I need to read to you a few sections of the Code of Civil Procedure.

"382. If the consent of any one who should have been joined as plaintiff cannot be obtained, he may be made a defendant, the reason thereof being stated in the complaint; and when the question is one of a common or general interest, of many persons, or when the parties are numerous, and it is impracticable to bring them all before the court, one or more may sue or defend for the benefit of all."

Section 379.

"(b) It is not necessary that each defendant be interested as to every cause of action or as to all relief prayed for. Judgment may be given against one or more defendants according to their respective liabilities.

c) Where the plaintiff is in doubt as to the person from whom he or she is entitled to redress, he or she may join two or more defendants, with the intent that the question as to which, if any, of the defendants is liable, and to what extent, may be determined between the parties." (unquote).

Please read and understand section 379.5 when you have a chance.

I need organisation charts with unambiguous lines of supervision down through behavior health back in May of 2007.

Your Board is publicly elected and I'm counting on that to be able to hopefully sway at least one to join me as a plaintiff in all this.

I left a voice mail for Ken Graham with some requests and explaining that I could think of nothing that could make me more ill than having some lawyer tell me not to talk to any of you. There's no monetary amount listed in the complaint. It says "according to proof".

A cornerstone to Mental Health is free and open communication. ADR requires it anyway.

I have a statute of limitations quickly coming up on me this May 17 and need to get everyone properly served by then. I'd like to get my Mental Health back before the warrantee expires so to speak.

I brought a list of questions with me I didn’t even have a chance to begin asking last March 17. I was told I'd have an hour. Which turned out to be half that. This isn't what I'd call Mental Health. I was held for 8 days in your hospital. I'd still like to know why. Wouldn’t you?

Once again my name is Geoffrey Mangers.
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Thank you.