Florida moves to shut down nursing home where 14 died during Irma

October 27, 2017

Florida regulators have moved to permanently revoke the operating license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after 14 people died when it lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma, according to an article on the Sun Sentinel website.

The state Agency for Health Care Administration also wants the owners to pay a fine of about $43,000 for violations of health and safety standards and for inspection costs.

In September, the agency forbade the nursing home from taking in new residents or receiving Medicaid.

The rehabilitation center lost power to its central air conditioning after Hurricane Irma for several days.  Eight died on Sept. 13 and six more in following days. Authorities evacuated the facility and launched a criminal investigation.

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