|Published:||Oct 19, 2012 6:15 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 19, 2012 6:15 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State health officials have ordered a Jacksonville assisted living facility to relocate its residents after fire marshal officials found multiple safety violations.
The Agency for Health Care Administration made unannounced visits to nearly 40 assisted living facilities in Duval, Clay, Nassau, St. John and Putnam counties this week.
Officials said Friday the safety violations at the Tiki Stafford facility warranted "emergency action." Fourteen residents were relocated, and the facility is not allowed to accept new residents until the problems are fixed. The facility had 19 violations, including non-working smoke alarms and locked fire escape doors.
More than half of other the facilities were flagged for lax administrative oversight, some did not have current health assessments for residents and some didn't have a log to see what services residents were receiving.
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