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Ridge Creek - Deep Trouble with DHS Since 2006
« on: January 12, 2011, 03:58:47 PM »
From oversight reports it is clear that RCS has been having the same troubles it is having now since 2006:

Quote from: "Deborah"
Sept 2006
This survey is to investigate self-reported GA 00037316.

Based on staff interview the camp failed to provide campers with
a dental examination by a license dentist or a dental hygienist
working under the supervision of a licensed dentist findings
include: During interview with the Director via telephone on
September 26, 2006 he revealed the dental exams are done by a
license hygienist, however she is not supervised by a license
dentist.  In addition the Director revealed the camp will look for
another option to provide for this need.


August 2006
33 pages of Violations.
That has to set an all-time record. In addition to numerous violations of record keeping (below):

*on record review and staff interview the camp failed to report hospitalization and possible abuse within 48 hours. The findings include: Record review of Student Case Notes for Camper #4, dated 08/08/2006 revealed he had been hospitalized and stated he was being beaten at the camp and was given a sternum rub. An interview with the Director on August 16, 2006,  revealed he was not aware he had to report all hospitalizations and was not aware he had to report accusation of abuse which the camp felt were false. [/b]But, he stated he now understands all alleged abuse must be reported. was previously cited 7/13/05

No more, "thought he was manipulating". What's a "sternum rub"?

on record review and staff interview the camp failed to report possible abuse to the County Department of Family and Children's Services.  The findings include: Record review of Student Case Notes dated 08/08/2006 revealed the camper stated he was being beaten at the camp. An interview with the Director on August 16, 2006,  revealed he was not aware he had to report accusation of abuse which the camp felt were false. But, he stated he now understands all alleged abuse must be
reported.


Based on campers and staff interviews the camp failed to operate in accordance with its' admission policies and procedures when the camp admitted campers for a 3-4 day "intervention" program. The findings include:  During interviews with 20 campers on August 16, 2006,  4 campers (#1,2,3,4) of 20 revealed Ridgecreek conducts an Intervention Program which lasts around 3-4 days. During an interview with the Director on August 16, 2006 the Director revealed Ridgecreek did conduct an Intervention Program for Hidden Lake Academy (HLA).  However, the Director further indicated that this program is no longer active and it was discontinued in May of 2006.  In addition, the Director revealed that there are no policies in place for the Intervention Program. During an interview with the Director, it was further revealed that the campers who were admitted to the intervention program came from HLA and did not go through the usual admission process. In addition, when the surveyor requested to review the records of the campers that participated in the Intervention Program, the Director stated that no records were kept on these campers.

Based on campers and staff interviews, the camp:

*failed to document knowledge of a significant event for a camper within
24 hours. The findings include: Record review of Student Case Notes for Camper #4 revealed an incident took place where he eloped, became injured and taken to the hospital. Record review of employee #1's written account of what he witnessed revealed he had not written his statement prior to this surveyor's request while on site. An interview with employee #1 revealed he had witnessed part of the event but had not completed his statement, but did so upon this surveyor's request.

*failed to provide campers with adequate quality of nutrients while
participating in the intervention program
.  The findings include:  
During interview with 20 campers on August 16, 2006, 4 campers (#1,2,3,4) of 20 revealed Ridgecreek conducts Intervention which last around 3-4 days. In addition, campers #1 and #5 stated the camp will take away parts of the MRE (meals ready to eat) as punishment
?
During an interview with the Director on August 29, 2006 via telephone, the Director revealed the camp does not use food as punishment, but
sometimes the campers may not like the MRE's and choose not eat the whole meal.
In addition, The Director revealed the camp even supplies vegetarian meals when requested.

*failed to conduct daily body checks for campers in the intervention
program. was previously cited 7/13/05 and 6/28/04

Based on campers and staff interviews, prior to admitting students into the Intervention program, the camp--
*failed to admit camper's who met the admission Policies of the Camp.  
*failed to ensure all campers for the intervention program had a medical examination within thirty (30) days prior to admission... In addition, when the surveyor requested to review the records of the campers that participated in the Intervention Program, the Director stated that no records were kept on these campers.  Therefore, there were no medical records available for review.  
*failed to ensure all campers had a dental examination.  was previously cited 7/13/05
*failed to ensure all campers had a psychological evaluation.  was previously cited 6/28/04
*failed to document an intake study.
*failed to complete an intake study to include family relationships, reason  
for placement and developmental history.
*failed to complete an intake study that included documentation of the  
parents expectation of placement and the camper's understanding of placement. was previously cited 7/12/06
*failed to complete an intake study to document a description of camper's
personality, behavior and interests. was previously cited 7/12/06
*failed to complete an intake study to document camper's school history  
and previous placements. was previously cited 7/12/06
*failed to complete an intake study to document campers' legal status and
campers' needs.  was previously cited 7/12/06
*failed to complete an intake study to document immediate and
long-range goals of placement. was previously cited 7/12/06
*failed to complete an intake study to document who will be responsible  
for communication with the camp or to document the list of friends who may visit the camper. was previously cited 7/12/06
*failed to complete an intake study to document the camper's medical and
dental history. was previously cited 7/12/06
*failed to complete an intake study to document the camper's religious  
preference.  
*failed to document discussions about placement with campers and  
camper's parents. was previously cited 7/12/06
*failed to document a written agreement, authorization to care for camper,
medical consent and consent to participate in trips and special Activities.
*failed to document an agreement with minimum goals and expectations
for the campers treatment.
*failed to document a financial agreement.
*failed to document an agreement to include a provision for notifying  
parents in the event of absences, medical or dental problems and any other significant events.
*failed to document written material containing items listed above to
camper's parents.
*failed to provide orientation for new campers.
*failed to maintain permanent records with identifying information for all
campers.
*failed to maintain permanent records with identifying information and
emergency contacts.
*failed to maintain permanent records with date of admission and birth
certificates.
*failed to maintain permanent records with a copy of the intake study.
*failed to maintain permanent records with a placement agreement.
*failed to maintain permanent records with treatment plans and
documentation of case reviews.
*failed to maintain permanent records withhealth records, immunizations,
examinations and treatments recommended and received.
*failed to maintain permanent records including reports of significant
events occurring while the child was in care.
*failed to maintain permanent records with discharge date and to whom
the child was discharged.


The plan of correction is due to the surveyor by October 14,
2006.

Notice all the previous citations? Wonder how many times a program can be cited for the same violation without incuring sanctions?

That's an awful lot of "failures" by RCS. They basically failed these kids at every level and were cited for the same things over and over again.
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Re: Ridge Creek - Deep Trouble with DHS Since 2006
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 06:52:51 PM »
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