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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

APNewsBreak: Kansas mental hospital fails federal review


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state mental hospital in eastern Kansas failed to regain federal certification after a survey in May, though state officials said Friday that federal inspectors' report showed that safety and patient care had improved significantly.

Kansas will continue to lose up to $1 million a month in federal funds that are being withheld until a 60-bed unit at Osawatomie State Hospital is recertified. The federal government revoked the hospital's certification in December 2015 over safety, staffing and patient care issues.

Officials at the Kansas Department for Aging and Disab...

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