Feds back away from UC Davis hospital funding cuts | News
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Regulators have backed away from a threat to cut federal funding to University of California, Davis, Medical Center after a follow-up inspection determined the hospital is now complying with patient safety and care rules.
The public hospital has been under scrutiny since a scandal over a neurosurgeon who conducted experiments on dying brain cancer patients.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services inspected the medical center and determined hospital leaders and staff failed to intervene or raise questions about the experimental treatments.
The regulators warned the hospital's Medicare funding was in jeopardy.
A second inspection in December examined general deficiencies.
The Sacramento Bee says the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wrote last week that the hospital is now complying with patient safety and care regulations.