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Two hospital workers fired over ‘dumping’ of Nevada psychiatric patients
Sacramento Bee

Nevada state officials said Monday that two employees at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas have been fired and another three will be disciplined as a result of an internal investigation into the hospital’s practice of busing mentally ill patients to other states. The investigation found that 10 out of roughly 1,500 patients may have been placed on buses during the last five years without “a support system/family/friends/housing at the destination,” according to a statement from Mary Woods, spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.