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Another VA Hospital Blocks Inspectors

Inspectors with the Agency for Health Care Administration have been turned away from yet another VA medical facility, the Tampa Tribune reports. They’re trying to investigate reports of  injuries at VA facilities, but they left the  C.W. “Bill” Young VA Medical Center in Pinellas County Tuesday without the information they were after. A similar incident happened last week at a VA facility in West Palm Beach. The VA cited patient privacy as the reason for turning away the representatives from AHCA, the Tribune reports. A report released Monday by the VA notes three deaths and nine injuries in the Sunshine Healthcare Network, the Tampa Tribune notes. 

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