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Clinic Linked To Joan Rivers' Death Gets New Shot At Accreditation

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A federal agency says the New York City clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure will get another chance to keep its accreditation.

The federal Centers for Medicare Services said Friday that Yorkville Endoscopy will have until March 2 to comply with requested changes.

Rivers died Sept. 4 at age 81. The city's medical examiner found she died of brain damage due to lack of oxygen when she stopped breathing during an endoscopy days earlier.

The clinic had already presented a plan to correct problems uncovered during an investigation after Rivers' death. But the CMS said it remained deficient and terminated the accreditation. Officials didn't comment on the reversal.

Rivers' daughter has hired a malpractice attorney to look into her death.

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