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California lawmakers call for probe of Nevada patient busing
Sacramento Bee

Twenty-one California lawmakers today sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Attorney General calling for an investigation into Nevada’s long-standing practice of busing mentally ill patients to other states. The letter, initiated by Rep. Ami Bera, an Elk Grove Democrat, states that “if this practice of shipping patients with a history of mental illness to other states, known colloquially as “Greyhound Therapy,” is occurring, it would not only be unethical and disgraceful, but would also be an illegal attempt by Nevada to evict members of the state’s most vulnerable population to benefit its bottom line.”