Nevada Won't Appeal Docking of Psych Hospital

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - State officials say they won't appeal an accrediting agency's low marks of a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital, saying they'd rather wait for the organization to take a fresh look at the much-scrutinized hospital.

Nevada health and human services chief Mike Willden says he's disappointed by the Joint Commission's decision last week to give Rawson-Neal a "preliminary denial of accreditation." The mark can be appealed, but indicates problems that would lead to loss of accreditation.

The designation was based on a May inspection that found the hospital out of compliance with standards including ones dealing with patient discharge procedures.

Willden said Thursday that the state wouldn't appeal because that process wouldn't take into account improvements since May.

Accreditation is voluntary and doesn't affect the hospital's ability to bill Medicare or Medicaid.


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