Day In Court Arrives For Patients Allegedly Discharged From Psychiatric Hospital With Only Bus Tickets In Hand
A Sacramento Bee investigation found that the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas bused roughly 1,500 patients out of Nevada between 2008 and 2013, a third of them to California. Some of the patients became homeless and went missing after their bus trips.
Homeless Patients Bused From Las Vegas Hospital Now Part Of Lawsuit
Mentally ill people who were cast out of a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital and issued Greyhound bus tickets to cities across the country without proper consent, care or planning soon will have their day in court. A Nevada court has ruled that James Flavy Coy Brown, whose 2013 bus trip took him to Sacramento, and potentially hundreds of others who had similar experiences, may as a group pursue damages against Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, which oversees the hospital, and various treatment professionals. (Hubert, 3/21)
In other news —
San Francisco Chronicle:
SF Misses Deadline On Goal Set By Late Mayor Of Bringing 1,000 People Into Housing
Just weeks before his death late last year, Mayor Ed Lee pledged to get 1,000 homeless people off of San Francisco’s streets by the end of winter. Tuesday was the first day of spring, and despite creating a pipeline of shelter spaces expected to open in the coming months, it appears the city has fallen well short of Lee’s ambitious goal — 689 people short, to be exact. (Fracassa and Fagan, 3/20)