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US often didn't screen workers at migrant centers: Watchdog

May. 04, 2023 19:06 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal Health and Human Services Department often failed to perform required background checks on workers at emergency holding centers for migrant children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone during a surge in 2021, the agency's internal watchdog has found. ...

Leader of Louisiana's health department to resign

Apr. 04, 2023 15:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three years after becoming the leader of Louisiana's Department of Health, Secretary Dr. Courtney N. Phillips is resigning. Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a news release Monday that Phillips' resignation is effective Thursday. Veteran attorney Stephen Russo,...

Republican leaders seek federal inquiry of New Mexico claims

Mar. 30, 2023 16:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders in New Mexico are asking the federal government to investigate two divisions in the state Health Department amid allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of developmentally disabled people. The GOP House leaders sent a...