Admissions to Imperial Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Suspended

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 10:29 am

Davidson County Nursing Home Cited for Violations

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has suspended new admissions of residents to Imperial Gardens Health and Rehabilitation effective February 25, 2013, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $5,000.

Additionally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has notified the facility that termination of its Medicare provider agreement is effective February 26, 2013. The facility has 30 days to assist with the transfer or relocation of its Medicare and Medicaid residents. A special monitor has been appointed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of residents of the facility during this transition. CMS has imposed a federal civil monetary penalty of $4,500 per day effective August 7, 2012.

Imperial Gardens Health and Rehabilitation, a 165-bed licensed nursing home located at 306 West Due West Avenue in Madison, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a complaint investigation conducted January 16 through February 15, 2013. The investigation was completed February 25. During the inspection, surveyors found violations of the following standards:  administration, performance improvement, physician services, nursing services and laboratory services.

The Commissioner of Health may suspend admissions to a nursing home when conditions are determined to be, or are likely to be, detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the residents. The order to suspend admissions remains effective until conditions have been and continue to remain corrected. A copy of the order must be posted at the public entrance where it can be plainly seen.

The nursing home has the right to a hearing regarding the suspension of admissions before the Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities or an administrative judge.