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Admissions to Perry County Nursing Home Suspended

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 | 07:00pm

Linden Nursing Home Cited for Violations

 Nashville, June 21, 2006

Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., has suspended new admissions of patients to Perry County Nursing Home and imposed a state civil monetary penalty of $1,500. The state also has recommended that federal civil penalty be imposed at $3,050 a day until the violations are corrected. A special monitor will be appointed to review the center’s operations. 

The Perry County Nursing Home, a 114-bed licensed facility located at 127 E. Brooklyn Avenue in Linden, was ordered not to admit any new patients based on conditions found during an annual survey conducted June 5 through June 8. During the investigation, surveyors found violations of administration quality of care and basic services standards. Specifically, the deficiencies related to nursing services; physician services; and resident assessment, intervention, and protective services.  

The Commissioner may suspend admissions to a nursing home 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 corrected and will continue to remain corrected.  A copy of the order must be posted at the public entrance where it can be plainly seen. 

The nursing home has the right to a hearing regarding the suspension of admissions before the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities or an administrative judge.

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