DOH, AG investigators have issued a search warrant to a nursing home that is suspected of being unlicensed
Posted on Jul 15, 2022 in Newsroom
HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Department of Health Care Assurance (OHCA) and the Attorney General’s Department have served a search warrant at a suspected unlicensed nursing home in Pearl City.
“We will continue to advocate for the public to ensure that all Hawaiʻi residents receive safe health care,” said Keith Ridley, OHCA CEO. “We thank our law enforcement partners for taking action to protect people in care homes.”
After receiving reports that the owners were operating an unauthorized building, OHCA officials attempted to inspect the building, but were denied entry. OHCA later obtained a search warrant.
A nursing home and extended care facility for the elderly is defined as any facility that provides 24-hour housing and a fee for adults who are not connected to their families and require limited assistance with activities of daily living, personal care. work, safety, and medical care, but does not require professional medical care provided in a central, skilled nursing, or hospice setting. People who operate care homes without a license are subject to administrative penalties.
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