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Bills aim to increase safety for state hospital patients, staff
San Luis Obispo Tribune

Last month’s slaying of an Atascadero State Hospital patient is a grim reminder of the violence two proposed laws targeting state hospital safety reforms would aim to combat.

Legislation that would allow clinicians to see patients’ criminal backgrounds and establish a special treatment program to segregate the state’s most violent mentally ill predators from less-violent patients are being considered by state leaders.