ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — At least two dozen nursing homes have been fined by the state of Maryland because they failed to provide information on coronavirus cases and deaths.
The Washington Post reported Saturday that 24 Medicare-certified facilities were fined between $250 to $750 in early May.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
State officials said the facilities failed “to submit daily reporting information.” That violated an executive order issued by Gov. Larry Hogan.READ MORE: Colin Powell, Military Leader And First Black US Secretary Of State, Dies After Complications From COVID-19
The state’s deputy secretary for public health said the rate of compliance for reporting was about 50 percent before the fines. She said it was 98 percent on Saturday.
She said it’s important that the state know the vulnerabilities of each facility.MORE NEWS: Maryland's Leaders & Residents React To Colin Powell's Death
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