Unlicensed Assisted Care Facility Under Investigation

The Attorney General’s office is investigating an unlicensed assisted care facility in Springfield.

The state issued a ceased and desist order Wednesday afternoon and immediately began moving patients to other locations. The facility was operating out of three houses on or near Everitt Avenue. Nurses evaluated nearly twenty patients, and then turned them over to Bay Medical Center paramedics for a trip to another facility. Bay County fire Chief Mark Bowen says many of the residents suffer from mental disabilities or disorders.

The Attorney General’s office is handling the criminal investigation.

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