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Admissions to Civic Health and Rehabilitation Center Suspended

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 06:32am

Shelby County Nursing Home Cited for Violations

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Civic Health and Rehabilitation Center effective October 9, 2012, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $5,000.

Additionally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has notified the facility that termination of its Medicare provider agreement is effective October 8, 2012. The facility has 30 days to assist with the transfer or relocation of its Medicare and Medicaid residents. A special monitor has been appointed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of residents of the facility during this transition.

Civic Health and Rehabilitation Center, a 147-bed licensed nursing home located at 3391 Old Getwell Rd. in Memphis, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a complaint investigation and annual survey conducted Sept. 10 through Sept. 20, 2012. The investigation was completed Oct. 9. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standards:  administration, performance improvement, physician services, infection control, nursing services, food and dietetic services, social work services and resident rights.

The Commissioner of Health 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 and 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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