This August 7, 2014 article from Spokane, Washington and found on the Centre Daily Times website talks about to practice of warehousing people with mental illnesses in emergency departments or other non-certified psychiatric treatment settings where they receive no real treatment but are in limbo waiting to be transferred to a certified psychiatric facility. The Washington state supreme court ruled that this is indeed an illegal practice in the state of Washington.
- State Supreme Court: Psychiatric boarding illegal (sfgate.com)
- State Supreme Court: Psychiatric boarding illegal (komonews.com)
- Editorial: Finally, an end to ‘boarding’ of psychiatric patients (seattletimes.com)
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