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Accreditation agency investigates Nevada mental hospital’s busing of patients
Sacramento Bee

An independent accreditation agency dispatched a team of investigators to Nevada’s primary hospital for the mentally ill on Thursday as concerns mounted that the facility has been “dumping” patients into other states.

Surveyors from the Joint Commission, which accredits health facilities across the country, arrived unannounced at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas. Their report could determine whether the state hospital can keep its federal funding and “gold star” accreditation status.