OHA Director Suggests Fixes For State Hospital Squeeze

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Defendants who can’t assist in their own criminal trials are supposed to be admitted to the state hospital within seven days for mental health treatment. That isn’t always happening, and dozens of people are waiting in jails around the state to get into the state hospital. Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority, says one solution is to fund community health centers.

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