Joint Commission, Calif. Cities Probe Nevada Patient Busing
This week, the city attorneys of Los Angeles and San Francisco began collaborating on a probe into Nevada's practice of busing patients with mental illnesses to California and other states. On Thursday, surveyors with the Joint Commission made an unannounced visit to a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital that allegedly engaged in the practice.
- "Accreditation Agency Investigates Nevada Mental Hospital's Busing of Patients" (Hubert/Reese, Sacramento Bee, 5/3).
- "Los Angeles Launches Probe of Alleged 'Patient Dumping' by Nevada" (Cohen, Reuters, 5/2).