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Leaders threaten state audit if Tri-City doesn’t provide plan to re-open psychiatric units


Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article

A letter sent by two local leaders that demands Tri-City Medical Center come up with a plan to re-open its shuttered psychiatric units or face a possible state audit encountered immediate pushback Monday.

The letter, sent by county Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and state Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath of Encinitas, asks the Oceanside hospital to detail within the next 30 days precisely how it plans to re-open its sidelined behavioral health units.

“Should you fail to do so, we will pursue legislative action beginning with a request for a state audit of the Tri-City Medical Center,” the letter states. “A thorough and comprehensive review of the actions, conversations, correspondence, executive compensation, and billing practices of Tri-City will help provide a full and public accounting of all the reasons behind the closure of the behavioral health units.”

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