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Hospital where woman in custody died cited for deficiencies

The hospital where a black woman died after she was forcibly removed from the emergency room by a white police officer was cited for 10 "deficiencies," including failing to properly exam the woman when she complained of difficulty breathing, state health officials said.

The secretary for Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration said the problems at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital were so egregious that the 25-bed facility will face fines and could be suspended from the Medicaid program if the problems aren't fixed by March 1. The hospital must submit correction plans by next Friday.

"Our agency takes very seriously our responsibility to ensure the health and...

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