State psychiatric doctors are not political appointees
October 14, 2021
Doctors at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute are there to help make people think and feel better about themselves, to overcome the troubles that disrupt their lives and sometimes endanger the public.
They are not there to make a governor look good, or to pledge allegiance to whatever agenda a new governor wants to promote.
Good that a federal judge could see the difference.
The judge last Friday ruled that two psychiatrists were wrongfully fired for political reasons when Gov. Mike Dunleavy took office in 2018. Their offense, according to the governor’s team, was that they refused to resig...