Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
December 18, 2002
R. Lacy, M.D.
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Jersey's Department of Health and Senior Services has issued Bancroft
NeuroHealth Inc., a Haddonfield residential facility for individuals
with developmental disabilities, a January 2, 2003 deadline to comply
with its plan of correction for violations found at the facility
during several inspections conducted in 2002.
the past year, a number of deficiencies were discovered during initial
and follow-up inspections conducted by the Department of Human Services.
In addition, the Department of Health and Senior Services, which
licenses Bancroft, has levied more than $130,000 in fines for violations.
conducting the inspections, the Department of Human Services asked
the Bancroft administration for a corrective action plan and the
Department of Human Services has been providing technical assistance
to the facility to help it come into full compliance. However, despite
Bancroft's efforts and some improvements, as of today, the facility
continues to be out of compliance with Department of Human Services
If Bancroft is not in compliance by January 2, 2003, the Department
of Health and Senior Services will file an application for receivership
with the New Jersey Superior Court. Under receivership, Bancroft
NeuroHealth would be operated by an independent party appointed
by the court.
New Jersey Department of Human Services is responsible for inspection
of the facility; the Department of Health and Senior Services is
responsible for licensing and enforcement.