Marion County may reject $6.3 million for released state hospital patients

More than 100 patients have been released from the Oregon State Hospital.

Marion County is contemplating rejecting $6.3 million from the state for housing folks with behavioral well being issues. It is available in response to the state’s announcement of the upcoming launch of greater than 100 sufferers from an Oregon hospital.

In September, a federal decide dominated that sufferers held at a state hospital – a psychiatric hospital – for “assist and help” needs to be launched throughout their therapy to change into secure sufficient to assist defend them over legal costs.

Underneath the choice, the state should launch “assist and help” sufferers accused of misdemeanours inside 90 days of admission and people accused of felonies inside six months. It is a change from the earlier three-year state regulation.

Marion County was concerned within the lawsuit.

In response, the state hospital introduced that it could result in 120 sufferers again to their counties early.