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Motion Regarding Rocco Zuccaro


Statement from Karen L. Bowling, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, regarding the court order of Mr. Rocco Jesse Zuccaro to return to William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital:
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has collaborated with Brooke County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Barki to file a motion which will seek to ensure appropriate placement of Mr. Zuccaro.  Patients such as Mr. Zuccaro, whether forensic or civil commitments, are court-ordered into the state’s psychiatric facilities.  It is critical that all affected parties are focused on ensuring the safety and well-being of all patients who enter state custody. 
I commend the staff at Sharpe Hospital, as well as the leadership of Commissioner Vickie Jones and Kim Walsh, Acting CEO of Sharpe, for their commitment and dedication to serving our patients. I appreciate the assistance and hard work of the West Virginia State Police in this matter.  
Click here to view a copy of the motion.

Contact Information

Allison C. Adler ■ DHHR Director of Communications ■ (304) 558-7899 ■ allison.c.adler@wv.gov
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