RCFE’s are subject to rigorous regulations and frequent inspections by Community Care Licensing. As a result of onerous regulations and inspections some RCFE’s receive deficiency citations. Overtime these deficiency citations or an alleged “dangerous” condition can lead to a license revocation action. For RCFE’s facing a license revocation action or a temporary suspension order (TSO) the process of defending their license in an administrative hearing against DSS and their attorney can be intimidating. Fortunately, RCFE’s can even the playing field by hiring their own attorney. License defense attorney Michael Benavides represents RCFE’s in license revocation actions, non-compliance conferences and employment law litigation.
License Defense Attorney
After receiving an Accusation, Temporary Suspension Order or Non-compliance Conference Letter R.C.F.E.’s can contact attorney Michael Benavides for a free phone consultation. During the consultation the attorney will learn why C.C.L. is taking action against the facility, whether the licensee believes there are factual inaccuracies with C.C.L.’s claims, and explain the administrative hearing process.
Common violations include criminal record checks, prohibited conditions, cleanliness, staff training, water temperature, and dangerous items accessible to residents with dementia.
Criminal Background Checks
Criminal Background Check violations are taken very seriously by CCL and often result in retroactive assessment of civil penalties. Moreover, failure to remove an excluded person from the premises can be an aggravating factor in a license revocation case, potentially evidencing willful noncompliance with Title 22 regulations.