posted: 03/05/1999 5:17 a.m.
Amid tense discussions and legal confusion, the state scrambled Thursday to remove residents from three residential-care facilities accused of multiple health and safety violations.
posted: 03/04/1999 5:18 a.m.
Just hours after a judge's ruling Wednesday, the state took steps to remove residents from three residential-care facilities accused of chronically providing unsafe, unsanitary environments for their clients, mostly the mentally ill or retarded.
posted: 03/02/1999 5:20 a.m.
Three residential care facilities ordered to close can remain open, at least for today, because of a temporary restraining order granted Monday in Pulaski County Chancery Court.
posted: 02/26/1999 5:21 a.m.
The license for Rest Avenue Residential of England, which houses the mentally ill, has been revoked and the man who headed inspections of those residential care facilities has been fired by the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
posted: 02/24/1999 5:22 a.m.
The Arkansas Department of Human Services expects to have all residents removed from a De Queen residential care facility by the end of the week, despite repairs its owners have undertaken in an effort to retain their license.
posted: 02/23/1999 5:26 a.m.
Two more facilities that primarily house the mentally ill had their personal-care Medicaid funds cut off Monday after surprise visits last week by auditors from the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
posted: 02/23/1999 5:25 a.m.
Reports on inspections and investigations at the 138 residential-care facilities licensed by the state would be subject to public inspection under a bill filed Monday by Sen. Mike Ross, D-Prescott.
posted: 02/23/1999 5:24 a.m.
A De Queen residential-care center for the mentally ill could be one of three in the state to get its license revoked.
posted: 02/21/1999 5:11 a.m.
Citing "deplorable conditions" that could have resulted in serious harm or death, the state Department of Human Services is revoking licenses of three private facilities that primarily house mentally ill residents.
posted: 02/21/1999 4:16 a.m.
The men and women are elderly, mentally ill or mentally retarded -- Arkansans who through time or circumstance cannot take care of themselves.