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Lincoln County sues DSHS

County one of 22 filing lawsuit

DAVENPORT — Lincoln County is one of 22 counties statewide that filed a lawsuit against the Washington Dept. of Social and Health Services the plaintiffs say aims to hold the state accountable for “fulfilling its obligation to evaluate and treat patients with behavioral health concerns and would reduce further strain on a crumbling behavioral health system that the state legislature and local governments are actively working to restore.”

The case, known legally as Pierce County vs. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, is over the department’s decision to cease providing i...


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