Hospitals becoming a 'dumping ground' for kids

Hospitals becoming a 'dumping ground' for kids in DCS custody

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  • Children in state custody are spending months in Tennessee hospitals because the Department of Children's Services has no place else to put them.
  • (WTVF) — Children in state custody are spending months in Tennessee hospitals because the Department of Children's Services has no place else to put them.
  • Recent Stories from newschannel5.com PLAY Top Videos Watch More Watch More Watch More Watch More Watch More Watch More Visit Advertiser websiteGO TO PAGE The Children's Hospital Alliance of Tennessee (CHAT), which represents children's hospitals statewide, said in a statement the children "account for many hundreds of additional days in which hospital care is not needed."
  • The Department of Children's Services said these kids are hard to place in foster care, and because they are medically fragile, they cannot stay in DCS office buildings like some other children have been doing.

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