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Kansas mental hospital pledges to address inspectors' issues


December 25, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is promising to provide more treatment to some patients after federal inspectors found problems with care at a state hospital for the mentally ill and threatened to pull funding.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Osawatomie State Hospital responded to a unannounced federal inspection in November by pledging to have clinical group leaders attempt to provide patients who miss group therapy sessions with more one-on-one contact.

Federal inspectors had said treatment for some patients needed to be more frequent and intense. They said failure to provide treatment inten...

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