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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 The Terrace at Mountain Creek Suspended

Monday, September 09, 2019 | 11:49am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP has suspended new admissions of residents to The Terrace at Mountain Creek effective Sept. 5, 2019. Piercey has also imposed eight state civil monetary penalties of $3,000 each and four civil monetary penalties of $500 each for a total amount of $26,000. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations.

The Terrace at Mountain Creek, a 120-bed assisted care living facility located at 1005 Mountain Creek Road in Chattanooga, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a revisit and complaint survey conducted Aug. 5 – 12, 2019. The investigation was completed Sept. 4. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standards: regulatory standards; resident medication; personal services; admissions, discharges and transfers; medical records and 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.