LAS VEGAS -- The Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital will maintain its federal funding despite not meeting some of the government's requirements.
The hospital came under scrutiny for its discharging procedures. In one case, a mental patient was put on a bus to California where no services were set up for him.
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require hospitals meet 23 Medicare Conditions of Participation designed to protect patients. If a hospital is in violation, it can lose federal funding.
A corrective plan submitted by Rawson-Neal has been approved by the federal agency. The agency will conduct an unannounced full validation survey of the facility within 90 days to make sure it is meeting all requirements for funding.