July 31, 2013 | | Comments 0
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Patient dumping scandal may cost accreditation

The Joint Commission has issued preliminary denial of accreditation for Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital, a mental health facility in downtown Las Vegas, over a patient dumping scandal.

State officials with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services have expressed disappointment in The Joint Commission’s decision, stating: “We are disappointed by the Joint Commission’s decision to move for a Preliminary Denial of Accreditation, which appears to be based on outdated survey information and is not an accurate reflection of the hospital’s current practices and policies.”

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About the Author: Matt Phillion is the director of the Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals and a Senior Managing Editor at HCPro, Inc., where he is the editor of the monthly publication Briefings on The Joint Commission.

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