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Admissions to Jackson Senior Home Suspended by State

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; May 14, 2012:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Jackson Street Care Home effective May 9, 2012. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations.

Jackson Street Care Home, an 11-bed licensed home for the aged located at 472 East Jackson St. in Jackson, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a follow-up survey conducted May 3, 2012. The investigation was completed May 3. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standard: life safety.

The Commissioner of Health may suspend admissions to a home for the aged 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 home for the aged 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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