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Feds: Kansas hospital complies with federal regulations


January 26, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state mental hospital in western Kansas will not lose its federal funding or be decertified after an inspection found the hospital is complying with federal regulations, the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services said Friday.

Federal regulators had threatened in October to cut off funding and demanded safety-related renovations in a 104-bed building at Larned State Hospital over concerns about patient safety and other issues.

The federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services said in a letter to Bill Rein, Larned's administrator, that a survey done Dec...

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