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Wal-Mart store terminated from WIC participation for reproducing vendor stamp.

Topic: Public Health, Decided by Judge Kennedy 
Docket Number: 1606570 , Decision Date: 2015-12-08 
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Employees of a local Wal-Mart store reproduced the store’s state-issued WIC vendor stamp in violation of its vendor agreement, and used the unapproved stamp on fifty-seven WIC vouchers.  The Department of Public Health terminated the store’s vendor agreement, resulting in a disqualification period of one [..] Read More..

Septic tank contractor decertified for faulty repairs, questionable business practices.

Topic: Public Health, Decided by Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 1558056 , Decision Date: 2015-07-31 
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Petitioner performed faulty repairs on an on-site sewage management system.  Specifically, he unnecessarily installed cleanout pipes in the system’s drainfield, treated the system with harsh chemicals, and failed to apply glue to pipe components, causing damage to the septic system.  Petitioner also failed to apply [..] Read More..

Personal care home fined $36,400 for operating without a license.

Topic: Public Health, Decided by Judge Schroer 
Docket Number: 1531201 , Decision Date: 2015-03-20 
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Petitioner was required to obtain a license for her facility, which fit the definition of a personal care home because it provided housing, food, and supervised the self-administration of medicine. When she neglected to obtain a license, even after receiving notice of the violation, she [..] Read More..

Vendor disqualified from the WIC Program for three years for multiple program violations.

Topic: Public Health, Decided by Judge Baxter 
Docket Number: 1514909 , Decision Date: 2014-12-12 
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The Department of Public Health sought to disqualify Petitioner, a vendor, from the Georgia Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for program violations discovered during an audit.  Specifically, the vendor redeemed WIC vouchers in amounts that were not supported by its [..] Read More..

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 [..] Read More..

Narcotic Treatment Program’s certification revoked for serious violations of governing law.

Topic: Public Health, Decided by Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 1512293 , Decision Date: 2014-12-30 
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The Department of Community Health (“the Department’) sought to revoke New Serenity’s certification to operate a Narcotics Treatment Program after it discovered nine violations during a site visit, including severe staffing and record-keeping deficits.  Although New Serenity submitted several plans of correction to the Department, [..] Read More..

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