Police unit to transport mental patients across SC

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In a News 2 update, some State Senators are looking into creating an expanded police unit in the State Department of Health.

That unit would be responsible for transporting mental patients under doctors’ orders. This comes in response to the drowning deaths of 2 mental health patients in Horry County during Hurricane Florence.

A sub-committee will study adding the new therapeutic transport unit to a bill and it would be based in regions across the state.

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