Bill to Re-route Education Funds to Mental Health Facilities Withdrawn - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 18, 2019
A bill that would have allowed state and local education funding to be transferred to out-of-state mental health facilities died this week after one of its sponsors learned of concerns about UHS, the company that was pushing for it. The Nashville Post reports that multiple lawsuits have been filed over UHS facilities in Georgia with allegations including patient death and sexual assault. Bill sponsor Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, said a "growing sense of unease about the whole matter" led him to pull the bill.