Name of Hospital: South Dakota Human Services Center State Psychiatric Hospital
Location: Yankton, SD, USA
- Washington Times, “Report: Mental hospital workers improperly used restraints,” May 2016: staff routinely restrained patients, did not document and at least once restrained a patient for six days, according to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) inspection in February 2016.
- Nonprofit Quarterly, “South Dakota Refuses to Seek Accreditation of State Mental Hospital,” July 2016: problems in patient care persist and the state declined to seek accreditation, citing expense, despite accreditation standards being the same as federal standards with which the state needed to already comply with.
- Associated Press, “Inspectors say South Dakota mental hospital still has issues,” September 2016: treatment plans, staff training, and patient care were still inadequate, according to another CMS inspection of the facility.