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State to launch investigation in Placerville hospital case
Sacramento Bee

The California Department of Public Health is investigating the Placerville hospital from which a mental patient escaped and commandeered an ambulance in late March.

The patient, Linda Carol Clark of Folsom, was later shot to death by Placerville police.

Investigators for the state agency will review hospital policies and procedures that may have played a role in the tragedy, said spokesman Ralph Montano.