Nevada, San Francisco Reach Tentative Settlement in Patient Dumping Allegations

October 21, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​Nevada has agreed to pay the city of San Francisco $400,000 to settle complaints that the state inappropriately discharged behavioral health patients by sending them to the city, according to an October 5, 2014, San Francisco Chronicle article. Allegations of patient dumping first emerged in 2013, when the Sacramento Bee reported on a case of a patient discharged by a Nevada state mental health facility who was given a one-way ticket for a 15-hour bus ride from the hospital to Sacramento, California, where he had no waiting family, friends, or arrangements for care.

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