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The state is facing a hospital boarding crisis, compounded by vast mental health care deserts. more »
posted 10/10/22

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Gov. Jay Inslee and other top government officials are pitching budget increases and a series of potentially transformative policy proposals aimed at curbing long psychiatric-related hospitalizations known as “boarding” among the state’s youth.
Jack Hays has stayed in the hospital for more than a year – including more than 250 days in a windowless room in the emergency department – as he waits for long-term care.