Personal care home cannot provide care to insulin-dependent residents without appropriate personnel.

Topic: Public Health, Decided by Judge Woodard 
Docket Number: 1501923 , Decision Date: 2014-12-30 
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The Department of Community Health restricted the license of a Personal Care Home (PCH) such that it could not care for insulin-dependent residents after it discovered that the PCH did not have a licensed individual or a proxy caregiver available to monitor glucose levels and/or administer insulin.  Because the PCH had yet to meet the requirements for any member of its staff to become certified as a proxy caregiver, the Court upheld the restriction.