Will Budget Woes Limit Health Inspections?
Remember 2008’s hepatitis C crisis, where a local colonoscopy clinic infected over a hundred patients by reusing syringes? Because of budgetary constraints, the chances of this, or something similar happening in the future, is frighteningly high.
Nevada officials say inspections of hospitals and other health facilities face deep cuts unless a panel of elected officials votes to increase licensing fees. A lobbyist for the businesses argue the state should pay for the inspections, not the businesses.
With our state’s fiscal concerns, unless officials elect to raise the health care fees, inspections will decrease as some inspectors will lose their jobs.
The Legislative Commission’s Subcommittee to Review Regulations will meet today. Check back with KXNT for the very latest developments.