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Safety lapses contributed to patient assaults at Oregon State Hospital, federal report says

A federal report says safety lapses at the Oregon State Hospital contributed to recent patient-on-patient assaults. Oregon Public Broadcasting detailed the findings after receiving the report through a public records request. The report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services investigated a recent choking attack and sexual assault, among other incidents. It found that staff didn’t always adequately supervise their patients, and that the hospital didn’t fully investigate the incidents. In a statement, the hospital said it was dedicated to its patients and working to improve conditions. It has 10 days from receiving the report to submit a plan of correction. The hospital is Oregon’s most secure inpatient psychiatric facility.

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