Health department issues immediate 90-day suspension of Aitkin County care facility's license

It follows alleged serious violations of Minnesota home care laws.
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A home care facility in northern Minnesota has had its license suspended for 90 days because of "serious alleged violations" of state laws.

The Minnesota Department of Health issued an immediate suspension of the comprehensive home care license belonging to Chappy's Golden Shores assisted living facility in Hill City, Aitkin County.

It follows "serious alleged violations of Minnesota home care laws found by a department investigation."

While details of the violations haven't been revealed, MDH said that they are "deemed to pose an imminent risk to the health and safety of the clients served by this home care provider."

A letter from the Office of the Inspector General Licensing Division said it had received information alleging "multiple and repeated serious incidents affecting vulnerable persons" at the facility.

An investigation into the alleged violations continues, with residents and their families expected to learn more in the coming days.

The health department says it's working with local partners to ensure the safety of those impacted by the license suspension, with FOX 9 reporting that 35 residents and 30 staff members are affected.

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