Oakwood Slapped With Serious Citation Despite New Management

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - The state's largest facility for mentally retarded adults has been cited again over the injury of a patient.

According to a citation released today, a staffer at the Communities at Oakwood left a shoe print on a patient's face during an incident on June 17th.

According to the citation, Oakwood officials failed to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident by not questioning the staff
properly and not reviewing video surveillance.

The videotape revealed a caretaker striking the patient.

The Type-A citation is the third issued by state inspectors in the last two months against Bluegrass Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board.

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