House Report

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By State Representative Todd Russ

I noted in my last column some grievous practices at the state Health Department. House leaders are still delving into fixing the problems at the department and ways to keep them from recurring. One positive, however, is that the department is now in the process of hiring additional nurses to help health care facilities, and state health care providers say that’s a relief.

Rural hospitals, surgical centers, nursing homes and home health care servers have to be regularly inspected in order to receive payment for their services. These providers rely on state inspectors to conduct routine site visits and records check who then report their findings.


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