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Proposals aim to improve safety in state mental hospitals

May 15, 2011 9:19:02 PM- latimes.com
A worsening safety trend at California's mental health facilities has spurred legislation to better screen and separate violent patients, increase surveillance and improve workers' disability insurance.

Nearly eight months after a Napa State Hospital patient strangled a psychiatric technician, lawmakers and employee groups are pushing proposals aimed at reversing a worsening safety trend at California's mental health facilities.

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