Paris Hilton returned to Salt Lake City for a ceremonial bill signing up for a law that governs treatment centers for troubled adolescents in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY — Paris Hilton returned to Salt Lake City Tuesday for a ceremonial bill signing for a law which governs treatment centers for troubled teens in Utah.
The laws for facilities that treat teens with mental and behavioral health problems obtained final approval in the Legislature in early March, about a month after Hilton gave emotional testimony in support of this invoice. Gov. Spencer Cox signed the bill last month but held a ceremonial signing with Hilton on Tuesday.
The law will need more government oversight of youth residential treatment centers and documentation for if they use restraints. It is going to also prohibit treatment centres from using sedation or mechanical restraints without prior authorization.
Hilton testified she was abused mentally and physically at a Utah boarding school, where she stated staff members would beat her, force her to shoot unknown pills, watch her shower and send her to solitary confinement without clothing as punishment.
The socialite and reality TV star also spoke about the abuse at a documentary titled”That is Paris” which was released this fall.
Since the documentary was released, other celebrities have spoken out about their experiences in the faculty or others like it, including Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson and tattoo artist Kat Von D.