$1.3 million Immediate Jeopardy fine for Oklahoma nursing home that housed registered sex offender

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Editor's Note: This article originally named AdCare Health Services as the owner of Kenwood Manor. The nursing home is actually owned by Kenwood Manor LLC, and management consulting has been provided by AdCare Administrative Services LLC since Nov. 2011.

An Oklahoma nursing home faces a $1.3 million Immediate Jeopardy fine for failing to appropriately supervise a registered sex offender resident.

Acting on an anonymous complaint, inspectors from the Oklahoma State Department of Health conducted an on-site survey of Kenwood Manor in Enid, OK, on March 8. They cited the 45-bed facility for Immediate Jeopardy related to the behavior of 69-year-old resident Charles Herbert Willson, who was admitted after being convicted as a sex offender in 2004.

Willson was given a suspended 10-year prison sentence, but authorities believed the nursing facility would provide “adequate supervision,” according to the Enid News & Eagle.

Willson's probation officer stopped doing check-ins in 2012, after stating in court papers that Willson had no history of behavioral problems at Kenwood, the News & Eagle reported. However, Willson began inappropriately touching male and female residents, according to inspection reports. The behaviors persisted from Oct. 25, 2012, until the facility instituted one-on-one supervision on March 4.

The supervision removed the Immediate Jeopardy conditions, but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services identified a lengthy list of other deficiencies in an April 1 letter. In addition to the Immediate Jeopardy fine, the facility will be fined $900 a day until the other deficiencies are improved, the letter stated. Medicare and Medicaid payments will be withheld for all new admissions effective immediately, and all payments will be terminated if Kenwood is not in compliance by Sept. 8.

Facilities facing Immediate Jeopardy citations can access the 2013 McKnight's Online Expo session on the topic by logging into www.mcknights.com/expo2013