Nursing Home License Revoked, Announces Closing For Health Violations

A nursing home facility has just announced it will close due to health violations, leaving 47 patients looking for a new place to live. The Department of Health was reluctant to close the facility, however they realized it there were few other options with the level of health violations present. “Obviously closing the facility is the last thing that we want to do,” the director of human services licensing said. “The situation is very serious, and (the owner) has also come to the conclusion that the facility has to close.”

The health violation included a presence of hepatitis B and “based on gross incompetence, negligence or misconduct in operating the facility,” citing “multiple and repeated violations including unsanitary conditions related to infection control and fire safety” the facilities’ license was revoked. “This, of course, we considered to be extremely serious because of the known presence of hepatitis B in the facility,” remarked the health official. For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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