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DOH, AG Investigators Execute Search Warrant at Suspected Unlicensed Nursing Home

Published on Jul 15, 2022 in Press room

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Health’s Office of Health Care Assurance (OHCA) and the Department of the Attorney General executed a search warrant at a suspected unlicensed adult residential care home in Pearl City.

“We will continue to aggressively enforce to ensure that all Hawaii residents receive safe and dignified care,” said OHCA Chief Keith Ridley. “We thank our law enforcement partners for taking action to protect people in care homes.”

After receiving reports that the owners were operating an unlicensed care home, OHCA inspectors attempted to inspect the residence, but were denied entry. OHCA later obtained a search warrant.

An adult residential care home and an expanded adult residential care home are defined as any facility that provides 24-hour accommodation for a fee to adults unrelated to the family that operates it and requires at least least minimal assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, protective and health care services, but does not require professional health services provided in an intermediate facility, skilled nursing or acute care . Persons who operate unlicensed nursing homes are subject to administrative penalties.

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