State enters into two-year agreement with facility it sued

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The state of Michigan has entered into a corporate integrity agreement with a nursing home chain it sued earlier this year over inadequate care.

The two-year agreement with Metron Integrated Health Systems calls for an outside monitor, a list of obligations that must be fulfilled and state veto power over sales or acquisitions, according to the Bureau of National Affairs. Metron also agreed to pay the state approximately $80,000 to cover the costs of the investigation.

As part of the agreement, the state agreed to suspend the civil lawsuit it filed in March. If Metron meets the requirements after two years, the state will drop the lawsuit. Metron is a privately held company in western Michigan with nine skilled nursing facilities that offer basic, skilled, and hospice care.