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Head of Mental Health Outpatient Services Stepping Down

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LAS VEGAS -- Jodie Gerson, head of Nevada's mental health outpatient services, has stepped down.

Gerson told the I-Team she has "voluntarily demoted" herself at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric State Hospital.

The state health department confirms the position is now empty but had no further comment, calling it a "personnel issue."

Gerson is the highest ranked person to step down in the wake of recent federal scrutiny of Rawson-Neal hospital over allegations of patient dumping by hospital staff.

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Sources also say Gerson will continue as a clinician at the hospital. Gerson told the I-Team that she was stepping down for family reasons.

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