Former ACHCA chairman Slatky acquitted of corruption charges

A New York nursing home administrator and former board chairman of the American College of Health Care Administrators was found not guilty of misdemeanor corruption charges on Thursday.

Larry Slatky, who serves as the executive director of Albany County Nursing Home in Albany, NY, faced two official misconduct charges after Nassau County prosecutors alleged he abused his power while serving as the CEO of Nassau Health Care Corp.

A 2014 indictment accused Slatky of negotiating a new lowest bid for a five-year laundry contract at a publicly-run nursing home  so that a friend's company — which hadn't been the original lowest bidder — could be awarded the contract. Prosecutors alleged Slatky conducted the negotiations after a sealed bid process, violating procurement policy.

Slatky served two terms as board chairman of the American College of Health Care Administrators, from 2006 to 2008.