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March 10, 2013 1:45 AM

No vacancy, no excuse for Western State to deny care

No vacancy is no excuse for denying treatment to the mentally ill. That idea, the core of a legal ruling issued Wednesday by Pierce County Superior Court Commissioner Craig Adams, throws an inconvenient wrench into the gears of the state's ailing mental-health system and forces a public debate over a practice known as psychiatric boarding.

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