An audit of the Montana's health department called into question millions of federal dollars the state has spent on foster care, epidemiological services and other health-related programs.
Last month the state issued an emergency rule blocking all changes to birth certificates unless in the case of a data entry error.
The state health department issued the emergency rule earlier this week.
The plaintiffs who won a preliminary injunction blocking a new law governing how birth certificates are updated say the state is not complying with the judge's order.
"They're so desperate to get you working that they skip training," one employee said.
Amid declining COVID numbers, mitigation measures have relaxed throughout the country over the last few weeks, except for masking recommendations for air travel.
Over the last two weeks, Montana’s COVID-19 case load has dropped more than 80%. On Monday, active cases came to 655 with 583 cases added in the last seven days.
"Our hearts go out to the patients and their families whose health and safety have suffered and will suffer from this neglect," Rep. Ed Stafman, D-Bozeman, said Friday.
The state health department said Thursday the facility is moving forward as if it has been placed on immediate jeopardy status as it awaits a report from federal inspectors.
The designation is "the most serious deficiency type" that carries serious sanctions for facilities receiving federal reimbursement dollars.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said it will review and follow-up an inspection that captured a workforce shortage crisis at the psychiatric facility in Warm Springs.
There are two programs that can help you with Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements, Medicaid and Medicare Drug Plan problems.
COVID-19 became the number-one cause of death among Native Americans in 2020.
The surge of COVID-19 in Montana continues to swell.
Wood Creek Academy, a 16-bed program for boys age 13 to 18 located outside Thompson Falls, will shut down Friday.
During the last seven days, 45 more Montanans died of COVID-19, and 6,404 new cases have been added, bringing the active case count to 9,721.
The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services did not publish updated COVID-19 numbers on Labor Day.
Montana’s mental health agencies including our only free-standing child psychiatric hospital, Shodair Children’s Hospital, are begging DPHHS t…