Inspection backlog affects kidney dialysis clinics in Kansas
August 9, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eight nearly new kidney dialysis clinics in Kansas are sitting mostly unused because the state is more than two years behind in inspecting and certifying the facilities.
Another four clinics have halted expansions as they wait for state inspections, the Kansas City Star reported .
Federal funding for inspectors was reduced in recent years, and Kansas hasn't made up the difference. The situation has caused high turnover in the health facility inspection force, with five of the eight positions changing hands last year, according to Sen. Vicki Schmidt, R-Topeka.