LAS VEGAS — The Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital is facing more problems relating to their practices and their care of patients at the facility.
Las Vegas may be world-renowned as a gaming mecca , however, as far as medical care goes, some consider it to be the bottom of the barrel.
In 2013, the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital was accused of dumping mentally ill patients.
The San Francisco Bee reported that 1,500 patients were released from the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital and put on Greyhound buses.
They said that approximately a third of the patients were dumped in San Francisco and that the majority of the people dumped were mentally unfit and indigent.
In one case, a man that was being treated in Rawson Neal was put on a bus to Sacramento armed with only three days worth of medication for his mental condition which consisted of schizophrenia, depression and anxiety.
The man allegedly said the doctor at Rawson-Neal suggested the trip to California because the state provides better health care than Nevada.
Now the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital is in danger of losing their Medicare funding and have been advised that funding could cease on or before April 7.
The hospital was inspected in Nov. 2013 and the finding were that the facility was out of compliance.
The LVRJ reports that the hospital was also found to be in violation of requirements of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.
Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services which operates Rawson-Neal has until Jan. 22 to submit a plan of correction.
State officials say that that medicare funding will continue and there will be no disruption in services to patients.