SF City Attorney Probing Nevada 'Patient Dumping' Claims

Law360, San Francisco (April 23, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The San Francisco city attorney on Monday announced the launch of an investigation into allegations that Nevada-run psychiatric hospitals were involved in "patient dumping," transporting at least 1,500 mentally ill patients to other states without arranging for their care or providing them with enough food or medication.

In a three-page letter to Nevada's Department of Health and Human Services, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera demanded extensive public records regarding the state's practice of discharging patients from...
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