The nursing home nursing home in Oakridge, Idaho has been placed on administrative leave after it was found to be operating under a fraudulent practice agreement with an outside nursing home provider.
The nursing home was discovered to be under a sham nursing home practice agreement when it was contracted to provide nursing home care in 2016, and was placed on unpaid administrative leave last week, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) found that the nursing facility, known as Genesis, “did not follow all of the necessary safety and accreditation procedures,” according to its report released Thursday.
The CERD is the U-T San Diego’s public health, safety and security committee.
It investigates and adjudicates cases of discrimination, and investigates complaints of violations of human rights, labor rights, environmental and health-related rights, as well as human rights and labor standards.
It has jurisdiction over the U.-T San Francisco, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Marin County and Santa Clara Valley.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to suspend the nursing homes contract in June, citing the CERID report, and on Thursday the board approved an amended contract for the two nursing homes, which includes a stipulation that the contracts would be renewed by the end of this year.
The agreement between Genesis and the outside provider was “not in accordance with any applicable legal or regulatory standards and did not meet any legal or ethical standards of the contract,” the contract states.
“The contract was fraudulent and resulted in a breach of contract and in violation of federal and state laws and regulations, including the National Labor Relations Act,” the statement said.
In a letter to the board, the San Diego Department of Nursing and Rehabilitation said it will “investigate and remedy any violation of any contract provisions,” including the nursing services provided by the nursing facilities, the health of residents and the safety of patients.
The contract also provides for a $1 million civil penalty, according.