ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A children's treatment center in Albuquerque is being looked at by the state after accusations surface that patients were being wrongfully restrained.
The Albuquerque Journal reports it happened at the Sequoyah adolescent treatment center in northeast Albuquerque, which houses mentally ill and violent boys.
In one case, a child was reportedly physically restrained and forcibly sedated in November even though he had agreed to be medicated orally.
The second case involved a teen being mechanically restrained to a bed for more than two hours without the proper physician's order.
The journal also reports Sequoyah's administrator is temporarily reassigned, the center halted new admissions and two former employees filed whistle-blower lawsuits alleging retaliation.
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