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Facility Closed

An assisted living facility in Brunswick County has been ordered closed, and the director and several employees are facing criminal charges, officials said. Shallotte Assisted Living Community, owned by a Shelby-based company, received the suspension notice from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Service, which was dated Wednesday, news sources said. The center was to be shut down by 5 p.m. that day, according to the letter. The suspension said conditions at the facility presented “an imminent danger to the health, safety and welfare of the residents.” Rule citations include health care, residents’ rights, medication administration, and more. This stems from a complaint investigation initiated one week ago, news sources said. Center officials have 20 days to request a hearing, according to the state. [Source]

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