South Carolina legislators consider changing laws on mental health patient transportation
COLUMBIA, S.C. —
Some South Carolina legislators are considering changing the laws on how patients who are committed to mental hospitals are handled by police.
A special committee formed after two mental patients drowned while locked in the back of a Horry County sheriff's van during Hurricane Florence.
The committee may write legislation requiring doctors and others to tell friends and family members they can take the patients to treatment themselves if they accept responsibility.