A Maryland nursing home has been fined $70,000 for Immediate Jeopardy citations related to not isolating new admissions properly under COVID-19 conditions.
The hefty fine was handed down by state regulators against the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mt. Airy, MD, after an April outbreak, the Baltimore Sun reported late last week. The state investigation covered a two-week period in May at the nursing home.
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Regulators found that from May 7 to 20, facility workers did not properly isolate new residents, which created an Immediate Jeopardy situation at the facility, the report explained. The state fined the facility $5,000 per day for the violation.
Investigators also noted that the facility’s director of nursing resigned in April, but administrators didn’t report it to state officials. Authorities also allege the facility didn’t meet required staffing levels.
Pleasant View reported 29 coronavirus deaths and 132 total cases since April. Two dozen nursing homes in the state were also fined between $250 and $750 for failing to submit daily COVID-19 reporting information, according to health officials.