#Sandovalcare: LV Sun: Civil Rights Commission to hold hearing on patient dumping

By Nevada Democratic Party


Friday, Jan. 31, 2014


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is holding a Valentine’s Day hearing on the practice known as patient dumping, which could put a federal spotlight on a Nevada scandal involving the practice.


The commission announced the hearing this week, expressing concern about the “extent to which patients with a psychiatric disability are denied adequate care and whether there has been systematic neglect of this group.”


The commission will investigate whether a lack of funding, poor hospitals or non-compliance with federal laws is to blame.


Read more: http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/jan/31/civil-rights-commission-hold-hearing-patient-dumpi/