Memory facility cited for hiring sex offender as environmental services coordinator

March 31, 2014

Investigators with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) found several violations at Lake Hallie Memory Care, including the hiring of a convicted sex offender in environmental services, according to an article on the WEAU website.

In a DHS report, obtained by WEAU 13 News, investigators said Lake Hallie Memory Care did not properly background check employees during the hiring process.

According to the article, the convicted sex offender's job was "environmental services coordinator." The DHS report said his position gave him "regular, direct, unsupervised contact with facility residents." The man was on call 24/7 and had access to the building day or night.

The report said he was hired in February 2013 and was fired in September 2013 after the background check revealed his criminal history.

Lake Hallie violated several other parts of Wisconsin health code, according to the article.

It did not post signs in places where surveillance cameras were used. Wisconsin health code says cameras are okay in certain parts of the building but a sign must be posted saying there is a camera present, the article said.

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