State suspends new admissions to 3 Tenn. nursing homes - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

State suspends new admissions to 3 Tenn. nursing homes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee health officials suspended new patient admissions to three nursing homes.

Health Commissioner Susan Cooper said Monday the facilities may not accept new patients until violations found by inspectors have been corrected.

The department has also recommended daily fines until the deficiencies have been remedied in addition to a $1,500 penalty.

Claiborne County Nursing Home in Tazewell was found to have administration and patient protection problems.

Inspectors found resident protection, records and reporting and nursing services standards problems at Hillcrest-West in Knoxville.

Dove Health and Rehabilitation in Collierville was cited for building and fire safety violations.

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