SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)
-- Illinois officials are scaling back on certain hospital and nursing home
inspections because of the partial federal government shutdown.
The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises
newspapers reports a state agency gets about $1.3 million a month to pay for
inspections of medical facilities.
But the shutdown means
the money isn't heading to Illinois.
So the Illinois Department of Public Health has put certain inspections on
Melaney Arnold says the agency is still inspecting facilities if the department
receives credible complaints about a location. She says the lack of money isn't
creating an immediate problem.
But she adds a prolonged
shutdown could create "a more critical issue in the weeks ahead."
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