San Francisco sues Nevada for alleged patient dumping
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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The San Francisco city attorney has filed a lawsuit against the state of Nevada seeking reimbursement for treatment of psychiatric patients allegedly bused to the city.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed the suit Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court.Herrera had threatened to sue the state after an investigation he says identified 500 discharged patients transported to California since 2008.
He asked for reimbursement and an agreement that Nevada would change its discharge policies by Monday.
Nevada pushed back, saying Monday that Herrera didn't provide evidence of 20 patients he said ended up in San Francisco and needed emergency care. The state also questioned whether he had legal standing for the suit.
Nevada officials say they've strengthened their discharge policies since the allegations surfaced.