Corporate Compliance

Two Florida women arrested for operating unlicensed assisted living facilities

Compliance Monitor, December 2, 2009

Two Florida women face up to five years in prison and $5000 dollar fines on charges of operating assisted living facilitates without licenses, according to an announcement from Bill McCollum, Florida’s attorney general.
Latoya L. Darisaw, 27, and Tara T. Johnson, 26, cared for at least three residents each for several months at two separate facilities. According to the Office of Attorney General, Darisaw and Johnson bypassed the various administrative and operational requirements required to operate an assisted living facility, including: staffing requirements, compliance with county health and local fire authority regulations, and safe management of medication by trained personnel.

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