Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities Summarily Suspends License of Memphis Home Health Agency
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities has summarily suspended the license of Interim HealthCare of Memphis, Tenn. The summary suspension of the home health agency’s license became effective June 2, 2014. As a result of the summary suspension, the agency must cease and desist from providing health care services in Tennessee.
The license of Interim HealthCare, a home health agency located at 2620 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Memphis, was summarily suspended based on conditions found during a complaint investigation conducted February 26 through April 11, 2014. The investigation was completed April 11. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standards: administration, discharge and transfers, and basic agency functions.
The Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities has the authority to summarily suspend a license if it finds that the public health, safety or welfare imperatively require emergency action. Interim HealthCare’s license will remain summarily suspended pending the outcome of a contested case hearing in the matter or until otherwise ordered by the Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities.
Interim HealthCare was originally licensed as a home care organization providing home health services in Tennessee in 1978.
The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. TDH has facilities in all 95 counties and provides direct services for more than one in five Tennesseans annually as well as indirect services for everyone in the state, including emergency response to health threats, licensure of health professionals, regulation of health care facilities and inspection of food service establishments. Learn more about TDH services and programs at http://health.state.tn.us/.