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Monday, 30 October 2017 17:46
Late Sunday evening (10.29.17) the News Service of Florida reported (via Health News Florida) that a circuit judge has agreed to put on hold a lawsuit about the continued operation of a Broward County nursing home where residents died after Hurricane Irma. The facility, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, is controlled by South Miami based Larkin Community Hospital. The nursing home filed the lawsuit to challenge state decisions to suspend its license, suspend it from the Medicaid program and place a moratorium on patient admissions.
Attorneys for the nursing home are apparently working on an "administrative" solution with the state Agency for Health Care Administration. By at least temporarily halting the lawsuit, the facility can, at least in the short run, avoid costly litigation and additional negative PR. Whether they can resurrect their license and Medicaid program status remains to be seen.
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