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Supreme Court strikes down ‘psychiatric boarding’ of mentally ill

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This story previously stated an incorrect length of stay for mentally ill patients at Central Washington Hospital. The time has been corrected in this version.

 

OLYMPIA — Psychiatric boarding — the practice of warehousing mentally ill patients in hospital emergency rooms due to a lack of available treatment space — is unlawful, according to the Washington State Supreme Court.

“(State law) does not authorize psychiatric boarding as a method to avoid overcrowding certified evaluation and treatment facilities,” states the…

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