Oakwood passes inspection; fed funds to be restored

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says a final unit in the state's largest facility for the adult mentally disabled has passed a federal inspection.

Beshear said in a statement Friday that means Bluegrass Communities at Oakwood, which houses about 200 mentally disabled
adults in Somerset, will soon have its federal funding fully restored.

Unit No. 1 is the last of Oakwood's four units to pass federal inspection. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had withdrawn funding last year after investigators documented numerous cases of abuse and neglect of residents there.

Medicaid provides about 40 percent of the $75 million annual operating costs at Oakwood.

Since March, when Oakwood's other three units passed inspection, the state has been receiving about $2.5 million a month from the federal government.

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