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Failure to comply with the Nursing Home Care Act results in suspension of license at Emerald Park nursing home

July 15, 2005 The Illinois Department of Public Health began proceedings to revoke Emerald Park’s operating license in June 2004 and also fined the facility $10,000 for substantial failure to comply with the Nursing Home Care Act. A hearing on the matter was scheduled to begin Monday.
Among the violations alleged at the facility were:
•Failure to adequately inform the administration of a trip on which a registered sex offender attended.
•Failure to assess behavior and criminal backgrounds of residents which would have revealed two residents from the Illinois Department of Corrections.
•Inadequate response to intentionally set fires indicating a lack of ability to supervise residents.

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