An audit of the Veterans Affairs office in Fayetteville says employees have not conducted proper follow-up procedures for veterans at a high risk of suicide. Federal policy calls for offices to get in touch with high-risk patients for a month after they visit the VA hospital. The audit says the Fayetteville office followed up with patients for two weeks in nine out of ten cases. Fayetteville VA executive director Elizabeth Goolsby says the office has a large case load of high-risk patients.
"We regret that is the circumstance that they found," Goolsby says.