Wednesday, August 28, 2013

          Professor David Levine on the Legality of "Patient Dumping" of Mentally Ill

          The ACLU has filed a class action against the state of Nevada charging it dumps mentally ill patients, including some who were seriously ill and impaired, on other states by giving patients that hospitals reject one-way bus tickets.

          Professor David Levine talked with Voice of Russia radio about the practice. "It's tempting, but totally wrong," Levine said of the scheme, which has been dubbed "Greyhound therapy."

          "You could be looking at significant sanctions.... It's a very serious case."

          “There is nothing wrong with sending somebody back to their home, back where you know there is a family who can take care of them," Levine said. "The problem here is sending people where they have no reason to go to a particular place, no support services, nobody knows they are coming.”

          The city of San Francisco, where many patients were sent, is also considering filing suit. 

          Listen to the entire interview here. Read the related news story, also from Voice of Russia, here.

          Go to News Archive

          Share this Story

          Share via Facebook
          Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

          Other Recent Stories/ RSS

          Tuesday, August 23, 2016

          3L Tiffany Ku Leverages San Francisco Tech Background at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

          As part of the Technology Programs Division within the Office of the General Counsel at DHS, Ku worked on government contracts, trademark issues, and cybersecurity policy.
          Monday, August 22, 2016

          Joshua Arce '00 is Running for San Francisco Board of Supervisors

          After 15 years as a civil rights and environmental attorney, he’s campaigning on a social justice platform.
          Thursday, August 11, 2016

          Adante Pointer '03: Fighting For Justice For Victims Of Fatal Police Shootings

          The civil rights attorney has represented the families of Mario Woods, Oscar Grant and Alex Nieto. 
          Wednesday, August 10, 2016

          2L Molly Nevius: Working for the Future of Reproductive Rights

          "I really believe that law students in particular have a unique responsibility to address the harm that institutional powers have created, and I hope to be a part of that."
          Wednesday, August 03, 2016

          UC Hastings Prof. Rory Little Leads Supreme Court Panel at ABA Annual Meeting

          “Review of the Supreme Court’s Term, Criminal Cases” on Friday, August 5, at 2 pm
          Go to News Archive