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California hires relatives of hospital reform effort’s leader
Los Angeles Times

During Nirbhay Singh’s eight years as lead consultant for California’s psychiatric hospitals, state officials hired his relatives, then urged the facilities to use a little-known therapy and psychological questionnaire they had devised, state records and interviews show.

To fill out Singh’s consulting team, the Department of Mental Health in 2006 hired his wife, Judy Singh, whose background is in reading comprehension and adult literacy.