- Associated Press - Thursday, August 10, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials have suspended new admissions of residents of a Tennessee group home for the aged after inspectors found violations of building standards.

In a statement, Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner said Wednesday that Cummings Foster Group Home in Memphis has been ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a life safety survey conducted at the 11-bed home on July 12.

The state health commissioner can suspend admissions to a home for the aged when conditions are found to be detrimental to residents’ health, safety and welfare. The order remains in place until conditions have been corrected.

A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations. The home has the right to a hearing regarding the suspension.

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