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Elder Scare

Elder Scare

The Baltimore City fire marshal fined an assisted-living facility $2,500 for bolting five separate doors shut last week, after a medical call brought inspectors in for an unscheduled inspection.  “They abated the problem,” Baltimore City Fire Department spokesperson Ian Brennan says of the facility on the 3600 block of White Avenue. “They removed the bolts. I believe that the state and city health departments are investigating.” The state inspection just might be a too-rare thing. Just days before WBAL-TV broke the story (contrary to what WBAL reported, it was not a fire), a state auditor reported that the Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ), whose job...

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