Oregon hospitals try to revive lawsuit over mental health placements

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2023
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Four of Oregon’s largest hospital systems are trying to revive a lawsuit that accuses the state of failing to provide its residents with adequate mental health care. The hospital groups — Legacy Health, Providence Health & Services, PeaceHealth and St. Charles Health System — sued Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon State Hospital last September, alleging that the two entities had failed to make room for patients admitted through civil commitments, who aren’t accused of a crime but found to be a danger to themselves or others. The health systems...

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