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State orders Brookhaven Manor not to accept new residents

From staff reports • Apr 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM

KINGSPORT — Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner suspended new admissions of residents to Brookhaven Manor effective last Friday.

Dreyzehner has imposed state civil monetary penalties of $3,000 for each of four violations for a total assessment of $12,000. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations.

Brookhaven Manor, a 180-bed nursing home located at 2035 Stonebrook Place, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during an annual and complaint survey conducted March 5 – March 21. During the investigation, surveyors found violations of the following standards: administration; admissions, discharges and transfers; performance improvement; and social work services.

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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