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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Protocols needed for Title 25 patient acceptance

Problems from out-of-county patients reveal need for changes


September 19, 2018

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners heard concerns from the county Maintenance Department, Sheriff’s Office, County Attorney’s Office and Lighthouse staff after damages to the Lighthouse facility, due to several episodes from out-of-county patients.

The seven-bed Lighthouse center run by Cloud Peak Counseling, houses almost 70 patients per year, per average, from Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, Fremont and Washakie counties. A 2017 expansion brought more room to the facility, with a social detox and high risk area, at a total cost of $97,000.

Currently, under Title 25, patients ente...

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