AP: 385 vets on Wichita VA waiting list

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An official with the Wichita Veterans Affairs medical center says 385 veterans were on an unauthorized list of those waiting for care, some for more than 90 days.

An official with the Robert J. Dole Veterans Affairs Medical Center told The Associated Press Wednesday the lists were created by staff that lacked training and understanding of VA procedures.

Executive secretary Diane Henderson says an unknown but small number of veterans on the list did wait more than 90 days for care. Those veterans were separate from nine others on an official database that did wait more than 90 days for appointments.

The secret list was similar to one maintained by a VA campus in Arizona that included 1,700 veterans waiting for appointments for more than 90 days.

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