DeSoto Psych Hospital Seeks Feds' Oversight After Inspections Found Underage Sex, Medication Issues

A DeSoto psychiatric hospital, which the feds say put patients in “immediate jeopardy” of harm, will continue to receive Medicare funds for at least another month as it seeks a last-ditch special arrangement with the federal government.The feds used the rare arrangement — known as a systems improvement agreement — in the past to bring Parkland Memorial Hospital and other facilities back into compliance.At Dallas Behavioral Healthcare in DeSoto, inspectors found myriad problems, which included drug-administration issues, sex among underage patients and long waits for care. In December, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it intended to cut off Medicare for the hospital in January.  Continue reading...

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