Scott To Sue VA, Seeks Inspection Of Hospitals
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Governor Rick Scott plans to sue U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Scott made the announcement Wednesday, May 28th but the lawsuit hasn’t been filed.
The move comes after the department would not allow state hospital officials to inspect federal medical care facilities in Florida.
Scott’s office said that on seven recent occasions at six VA hospitals, inspectors from the state Agency for Health Care Administration were prevented from inspecting facilities.
The suit will seek to keep the Department of Veterans Affairs from obstructing state inspectors.
The action comes as 26 VA facilities nationwide are under investigation after allegations about treatment delays and secret waiting lists intended to hide delays in care.
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