San Francisco Sues Nevada Over 'Dumping' Psych Patients

Law360, Los Angeles (September 10, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT) -- San Francisco’s city attorney hit the state of Nevada with a class action Tuesday on behalf of local California governments who say indigent psychiatric patients were improperly bused into the state from a Las Vegas hospital.

The action comes after City Attorney Dennis Herrera in April announced the 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. Herrera then...
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