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.
San Francisco is threatening to sue Nevada for allegedly giving some 500 poor psychiatric patients one-way bus tickets to California.
The federal agency that oversees Medicaid and Medicare compliance has put Nevada on notice of “serious deficiencies” at a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital following reports it may have improperly bused patients to states across the country.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is responding to allegations that the state is dumping psychiatric patients in other states after they’re discharged.
The city attorney said Monday he’s launching an investigation into whether Nevada health officials are systemically sending psychiatric patients to San Francisco and other cities.