Nevada, San Francisco agree to settle patient dumping suit

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2011 file photo shows San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera speaking at a news conference on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Nevada has tentatively agreed to pay $400,000 to the City and County of San Francisco to settle allegations that the state wrongfully and intentionally bused psychiatric patients to the city and declined to pay the costs connected with their care. Herrera sued, saying that 24 people with no prior connection to his city had been bused there over a five-year period, and 20 needed medical care shortly after they arrived. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has tentatively agreed to pay $400,000 to the City and County of San Francisco to settle allegations that the state wrongfully and intentionally bused psychiatric patients to the city and declined to pay the costs connected with their care.

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