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Nevada to require escorts when busing patients

Nevada to require escorts when busing patients (AP) — The governor’s office says Nevada will now require chaperones for all state psychiatric patients who are bused out of state. A spokeswoman for Gov. Brian Sandoval tells the Las Vegas Sun that the move is part of new strengthened procedures. They come in the wake of reports that Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas sent 1,500 discharged mental health patients alone on one-way bus trips in recent years. A review of Nevada’s policies was prompted by a series of stories in the Sacramento Bee about Nevada patients being given bus tickets …

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