October 23, 2014
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The Sacramento Bee is reporting 21 California lawmakers are asking for a federal investigation into Nevada’s practices on patient dumping.
The nearly two dozen lawmakers have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Attorney General asking for an investigation into the Silver State’s practices of busing mentally ill patients to other states.
The Sacramento Bee quotes the letter, spurred by democrat Rep. Ami Bera of Elk Grove as saying "if this practice of shipping patients with a history of mental illness to other states, known colloquially as "Greyhound Therapy," is occurring, it would not only be unethical and disgraceful, but would also be an illegal attempt by Nevada to evict members of the state's most vulnerable population to benefit its bottom line."