State suspends admissions at Pigeon Forge nursing home

State suspends admissions at Pigeon Forge nursing home


NASHVILLE (WATE) -- The state Department of Health has suspended admissions at the Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabilitation Center, officials announced Wednesday.

The facility is a 120-bed licensed nursing home at 415 Cole Drive.

The suspension became effective Tuesday. The state imposed a one-time civil monetary penalty of $3,000 and recommended for the federal civil penalty to be imposed at $4,550 a day until the violations are corrected.

Admissions were suspended based on conditions found during a complaint investigation conducted from April 20 through May 11. It finished on May 26.

During the investigation, surveyors found violations of administration, performance improvement and resident rights.

A special monitor has been appointed to review the center's operations. A copy of the order must be posted at the public entrance.

The nursing home has the right to a hearing about the suspension before the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities or an administrative judge.

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