Kansas officials began a policy of aggressive patient triage earlier this year when Osawatomie State Hospital exceeded its 206-bed capacity by 25 percent. Voluntary admissions to the facility were stopped. The hospital’s capacity was further reduced this summer as the state began a construction project at the hospital. Osawatomie is now limited to 146 beds.
Kansas officials began a policy of aggressive patient triage earlier this year when Osawatomie State Hospital exceeded its 206-bed capacity by 25 percent. Voluntary admissions to the facility were stopped. The hospital’s capacity was further reduced this summer as the state began a construction project at the hospital. Osawatomie is now limited to 146 beds. File photo
Kansas officials began a policy of aggressive patient triage earlier this year when Osawatomie State Hospital exceeded its 206-bed capacity by 25 percent. Voluntary admissions to the facility were stopped. The hospital’s capacity was further reduced this summer as the state began a construction project at the hospital. Osawatomie is now limited to 146 beds. File photo

Panel finds that the Kansas mental health system is inadequate, jeopardizing patients and the public

July 28, 2015 09:06 AM