Rawson-Neal’s busing policies came to light early this year, when The Sacramento Bee published the story of a man the psychiatric hospital shipped to Sacramento even though he had no ties to the capital city.
Spurred by concerns that a Nevada hospital bused hundreds of mental patients across the country, in some cases to cities where they had no support system or treatment arrangements, Rep. Doris Matsui has introduced federal legislation that would impose hefty fines on facilities that engage in so-called “Greyhound therapy.”
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a class action suit Tuesday against the state of Nevada, alleging the state improperly bused indigent psychiatric patients to the Bay Area.
The San Francisco city attorney on Tuesday accused Nevada health officials of improperly busing two dozen mental patients from Las Vegas to San Francisco in recent years, and threatened to file a class-action lawsuit if Nevada doesn't repay the cost of caring for them and hundreds of other patients shipped via Greyhound to California during that time.
A federal agency is moving to terminate Medicare funding for Nevada's embattled state psychiatric hospital, which has been under fire for busing hundreds of patients to states across the nation in the past five years.
A Nevada state legislative committee on Tuesday unanimously approved $2.1 million in emergency spending to shore up the state's mental health system.
A Nevada state psychiatric hospital under fire for busing hundreds of mentally ill patients to cities across the nation over the past five years will not appeal a decision stripping it of its accreditation.
A Nevada state hospital that discharged and bused hundreds of mentally ill patients across California and the nation during the last five years is poised to lose its accreditation.
The nonprofit organization that accredits health organizations nationwide has issued a preliminary denial of accreditation for a Las Vegas hospital that has discharged and bused hundreds of mentally-ill patients across the county.
Nevada's largest psychiatric facility should hire more staff and shore up discharge protocols to guard against practices that resulted in some patients being bused alone out of state, with no shelter or family waiting at their destination, two consultants hired by the state concluded in a report Thursday.
A Nevada psychiatric hospital under scrutiny for busing hundreds of patients out of state in recent years suffers from "systemic" problems that compromise the safety of the patients who are being discharged, a federal investigation has determined.
Federal investigators said today that a Nevada state psychiatric hospital under scrutiny for busing roughly 1,500 patients to other states in recent years "failed to provide a safe discharge plan for patients."
Twenty-one California lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday 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.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said today that an unspecified number of employees at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas have been fired as a result of an investigation into the hospital's practice of busing patients to other states.
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday sent a letter to Nevada health officials telling them that, due to "serious deficiencies," the state's primary psychiatric hospital "may be subject to termination of its Medicare provider agreement," according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Bee.