- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Calhoun-Liberty Hospital has submitted its corrective action plan to Florida health officials.

The Agency for Health Care Administration cited the Blountstown facility for 10 deficiencies, many of which led to the Dec. 21 death of Barbara Dawson. The 56-year old black woman died after she was forcibly removed from the emergency room by a white police officer.

Hospital CEO Ruth Attaway said in a statement that staff is receiving additional training in reassessing patients based on changes in their conditions, performing medical screenings and documenting in incident reports.

The 25-bed facility has also reorganized the emergency room. The hospital, which has also been fined $45,000, must have their plans in place by March 1 to avoid being suspended from Florida’s Medicaid program.

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