Teen at center of health controversy is going full circle — the long way

More than a year after Justina Pelletier was taken from the custody of her parents and locked in a psychiatric unit at Boston Children’s Hospital and then transferred to a residential program in Framingham, a plan is being hammered out for her possibly to return to her parents’ home in Connecticut (“Judge approves shifting of teen’s care to Tufts-led team,” Metro, March 4). Also, the judge in the case has lifted the gag order against the parties in the case, and a contempt charge against Pelletier’s father has been dropped. Oh, and her care is being transferred back to her original doctor at Tufts Medical Center.

What has been accomplished in the last year to help this child and her family cope with her health issues?

Debra Goldman


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