Focus: Infection Control

Dozens Of Maryland Nursing Homes Cited For Infection Control Lapses

September 14, 2020

State inspectors found that 64 nursing homes in Maryland failed to take sufficient infection control measures to protect residents from the coronavirus, according to an article on the Baltimore Sun website.

Ten have faced significant fines based on the inspection surveys, from $70,000 to $380,000.

An additional 13 homes did not complete mandatory testing and faced resulting fines ranging from $4,000 to $20,000, according to records.

The state inspections from the Office of Health Care Quality got off to a slow start because of a lack of protective gear for inspectors, records show.  An investigation by the Wall Street Journal found that 26 states don’t require nursing home surveyors to receive regular COVID-19 tests, according to an article on the Skilled Nursing website.

Read the full Baltimore Sun article.



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