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State Mental Health Facilities Look To Save Millions Of Dollars

There’s a new report out about Nevada’s mental healthcare system that has nothing to do with patient dumping. While the state is still dealing with allegations that it sent some discharged patients out of state with one-way bus tickets and little else, this new audit was about things Nevada can do to save money. According to the study, patients awaiting criminal trials can be treated at local jails, instead of being taken to northern Nevada’s “Lake’s Crossing” facility for therapy. It would save about 14-million dollars. The audit also calls for revamping Lake’s Crossing so it can treat mental patients now being sent out of state. Changes made since the patient dumping allegations include the re-opening of a small facility next to the Rawson-Neal psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas.

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