WNY Children's Psychiatric Center

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation to keep the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center open in West Seneca.

Legislation to ensure the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center remains in West Seneca is on its way to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A citizen coalition's lawsuit to block a planned shutdown of  the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center has been allowed to proceed. On Wednesday, a motion by the state to dismiss their lawsuit was denied in State Supreme Court.


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A citizens' group representing 125 individuals has filed a lawsuit seeking to block the Cuomo Administration from moving forward with a plan to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

By unanimous votes in both the Senate and Assembly, New York State lawmakers have approved legislation that keeps the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center open. The biggest hurdle awaits: convincing Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign it.


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Following a recent violent incident at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, as well as the acquisition of documents reporting dozens of deaths there over a three-year span, State Assemblyman Michael Kearns is asking the local acting U.S. Attorney to look more closely.


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As the State Legislature approaches the April 1 budget deadline, the Cuomo Administration remains in favor of a plan that has strong bipartisan opposition from local lawmakers. On Wednesday, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul offered assurance that young patients would be safe if moved to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.


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New York State is planning to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center, based in the Town of West Seneca, and move the young patients to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Opponents of the idea, including several local state lawmakers, are urging the state's Mental Health Commissioner to meet and discuss what many believe is a bad idea.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The New York State Office of Mental Health and Governor Andrew Cuomo are again pursuing a plan to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center and move patients into the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Once again, state legislators representing Buffalo-area districts vow to unite and fight the plan.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Advocates are once again blasting Albany over its plan to close the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center.