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NY adult-care facility fined for licensing issues

By Mark Payne | Dec 11, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman | New York Attorney General's Office

The Inn at Menorah Park, an adult-care facility in Syracuse, reached a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday after the state alleged it was operating without a license.

Adult-care facilities in the state must have an operating certificiate issued by the New York State Department of Health. 

“It is important that families who entrust adult-care facilities with the welfare of their loved ones have every assurance that such facilities are safe and compliant with state law,” Schneiderman said. “Today’s settlement will bring this facility into compliance with the law and help ensure the quality of care families and patients expect.”

As part of the settlement, the owners of the Inn at Menorah Park must get an approved monitor to assess and evaluate the capability of the facility to function as a adult-care facility. They must meet requirements to ensure the adults are safe and every effort is being made to ensure the well-being of the residents.

The owners of the The Inn at Menorah Park also will have to pay $20,000 in fines to the state of New York, and must restructure its board of directors so that it is made up of at least five members with the majority having not previously served on the board. 

The Inn at Menorah also must create an assistance fund to help those who otherwise could not afford to reside at the facility. It must initially be capitalized with no less than $110,000.

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