For Immediate Release
December 15, 2014
CONCORD - Governor Maggie Hassan today issued the following statement on the Lakeview licensing review report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services:
“The Disability Rights Center published complaints in September alleging systematic deficiencies at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center, and this first report in a series of planned reviews identifies steps Lakeview should take to better protect the health, safety and well-being of patients. I thank Dr. Lewis and the team at the Department of Health and Human Services for their work on this review, and the department will be awaiting Lakeview’s Plan of Correction to address the issues highlighted by this report.
“This report on the licensing review is part of a larger process to respond to the complaint by the Disability Rights Center. This process also includes the Department engaging an outside expert, whose contract was approved at the last Governor and Council meeting on December 3, to review Lakeview’s infrastructure and policies to determine whether it is capable of providing the necessary supports and services to residents, as well as an outside review of the Department’s handling of Lakeview complaints. As the process moves forward, I will continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure that we meet our commitments to patients and residents and improve our community-based approach to providing high-quality care to those who experience disabilities and to all Granite Staters in need.”