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Nursing home action not a crisis, says attorney

Friday, December 27, 2002

Clay Health and Rehabilitation Services attorney John Sharpe has responded to administrative action by the Indiana State Department of Health seeking the facility's license be placed on probation.

"It's really a bit of old news," Sharpe said, stating state health officials had done the actual survey sometime this past spring but findings from the survey were not completed until October. The Brazil Times received the information from state officials on Dec. 23.

The survey said the facility failed to ensure each resident received adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents for three of five residents identified as at risk for accidents and/or falls. State health officials said they are seeking to make the facility's license probationary, including requirements for 30 hours of nurse consulting and 30 hours of administrative consulting per week.

"The department allows a process for filing objections to the survey. We did not agree with their findings and we have a meeting scheduled with officials in late January. So this is certainly not a crisis in their perspective," Sharpe said.

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