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Nevada Mental Hospital Investigated for Dumping Patients in Other States

Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich has launched a criminal investigation into possible patient dumping by a psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Trutanich's office is trying to determine whether Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital improperly dumped patients in Los Angeles, as alleged in an investigation by the Sacramento Bee.

"If we were to be able to find patients and we could determine that the patients were sent here by Rawson-Neal, then potentially there could be laws broken in doing that," said Sandy Cooney, a spokesman for Trutanich. "You can't just send patients without making sure there is someone on the other end to receive them."

Source: LA Times. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    The SF Chron had a similar story.
    But it also lacked details:
    1) If a patient is discharged, can't that "patient" go where s/he wants?
    2) If you were being discharged, wouldn't you select some place to go with good benes?
    3) But then, WIH are they given bus tickets out of town at all?
    Need a program to ID the players here.

  • mr lizard||

    Probably just returning the favor for all the progressive escapees from Cali