BSSLC EMPLOYEES REASSIGNED AFTER CLIENT’S DEATH

  

Two employees at the Brenham State Supported Living Center have been reassigned in the wake of the death of a client, Tuesday.

The two unnamed workers have been reassigned from direct-care roles to positions considered “non contact”.

The Office of the Inspector General is investigating the circumstances that led to the death of 48-year old Amy Parrish.

Parrish was found dead in the back of a van that has been parked at the facility.  While a cause of death has not been determined officials say she may have suffered from extreme heat exposure…possibly suffering from heat stroke or another heat-related illness.

A spokesperson for the Health and Human Services Commission says staff could not find Parrish for several hours, before she was eventually discovered and taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

According to Carrie Williams, spokeswoman for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, residents are evaluated to determine what level of supervision is needed and are regularly evaluated to determine whether there are special risks.

Williams wrote in a public statement. "It appears it was a tragic accident, and our thoughts are with everyone who was close to her."