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ADVISORY CONCERNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, THE PRACTICE OF “VAPING,” “JUULING” AND USE OF OTHER ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS OR ENDS

Admissions to Morningside of Paris Suspended

Henry County Assisted Care Living Facility Cited for Violations
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 10:22am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP has suspended new admissions of residents to Morningside of Paris effective Dec. 11, 2019. Piercey has also imposed four state civil monetary penalties for a total amount of $10,000. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations.

Morningside of Paris, an 84-bed assisted care living facility located at 350 Volunteer Drive in Paris, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a complaint survey conducted Sept. 17 through Oct. 10, 2019 and an annual survey conducted Nov. 4 through Nov. 6, 2019. The investigation was completed Nov. 6. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standards: oversight of medical services; ability and readiness to intervene if crises arise; safety and resident plans of care.

The Commissioner of Health may suspend admissions to an assisted care living facility when conditions are determined to be, or are likely to be, detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the residents. The order to suspend admissions remains effective until conditions have been and continue to remain corrected. A copy of the order must be posted at the public entrance where it can be plainly seen.

The assisted care living facility has the right to a hearing regarding the suspension of admissions before the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities or an administrative judge.

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. Learn more about TDH services and programs at www.tn.gov/health.