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License revoked for Bothell adult family home

license revoked by Jeff Switzer
BOTHELL--An adult family home on NE 153rd Street has had its license revoked effective Sept. 1 by the state, barring it from admitting new residents after an investigation revealed the home could not adequately care for its residents.
   Mary DeLange, area manager for the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), said the home located at 6497 NE 153rd Street administered incorrect doses of medication to a patient, didn't keep records on medications or changing the status of patients, nor did it provide medical attention to one patient in a timely manner.
   The DSHS investigation revealed "significant deficiencies," including failure to maintain the home in good repair and condition, failure to ensure residents were free of chemical restraints, failure to ensure adequate resident records were accessible, and failure to ensure safe and adequate medication procedures.
   DeLange said the home had begun to address some of the deficiencies found during a previous review, though the most recent investigation revealed that the residents were in danger under the conditions in the home.
   Lynn DeLaCruz, the home's owner, can contest the revocation and admissions ban by requesting an administrative hearing within 28 days of notification.