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8 years for psych eval a ‘harmless error,’ VA says

by Travis J. Tritten Stars & Stripes: WASHINGTON — A veteran admitted to a long-term VA mental health care facility in Massachusetts waited eight years for his first comprehensive psychiatric evaluation by staff.

Another patient with a 100 percent service-connected psychiatric condition was committed at the same Brockton facility for seven years before a single psychiatric note was placed on his medical chart.  To read full article, click here:  http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/8-years-for-psych-eval-a-harmless-error-va-says-1.290263