The Department of Community Health was working in cooperation with local law enforcement and other state agencies prior to today's events. DCH conducted an investigation on May 21 subsequent to the April investigation in which deficiencies were substantiated consistent with the GBI's allegations. Following the May 21 investigation, DCH monitored the facility on a daily basis until the facility was in full compliance. The department continued to work with law enforcement and other state agencies so each could fulfill their responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents.
The department will continue to work cooperatively with law enforcement on this ongoing investigation.
Pamela A. Keene, APR
Media and Public Relations Manager
Georgia Department of Community Health