Dept. of Health bars New Tazewell nursing home from accepting new residents

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Admissions to a Claiborne County nursing home have been suspended by the Tennessee Department of Health after multiple violations were found during a complaint investigation in March.

Diversicare of Claiborne, located on Buchanan Road in New Tazewell, was ordered not to admit any new residents after investigators found violations of administration, performance improvement, records and reports and resident reports. A $20,000 fine was also assessed.

A special monitor has been appointed to review the 134-bed nursing home’s operations.

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 suspension of admissions was effective April 6

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