LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas psychiatric hospital that came under scrutiny amid allegations of patient dumping has received a demerit from an accrediting organization.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1bf0pqi ) that officials from the Joint Commission have given Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital a preliminary denial of accreditation.
The designation that was posted this week means there's a problem at the facility that could result in a loss of accreditation, but the hospital has an opportunity to appeal the decision.
Officials with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.
Rawson-Neal has been taking heat since The Sacramento Bee first published the story of James Brown, who had been discharged from the hospital to a Greyhound Bus and ended up disoriented in Sacramento in March.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com
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