This is the investigation of a client's death, initially thought to be related to sauna treatment. A facility staff R.N. claimed that the client was past the sauna portion of the program at the time of the incident. The agency substantiated multiple deficiencies, including inaccurate statements and late notification of Decedent's death, one year after the fact. Narconon submitted a corrective action plan which was accepted by the agency.
Mother initially filed complaint because she was concerned about her daughter's welfare at Narconon Huntington Harbor. However, according to the mother, the daughter wanted to remain at the facility. The mother chose to decline filing a formal complaint and asked for license verification, only.
Violations: Outdated food, unmarked chemicals and pesticides
Violations: plumbing, unlabeled chemicals, accumulating water, sanitation, food storage
Violations: plumbing, food storage, unmarked chemicals, accumulating water under serving line cooler
Based on review of the facility policies and procedures, and staff interview, it was determined that the facility failed to have policies and procedures which address the facility reporting serious occurrences to the Office of Regulatory Services within 24 hours, and following up with a detailed investigative report in five work days, and that the facility failed to have written procedures which address the way the facility employees should conduct drug screens on employees and clients.
Violations: Food storage, utensils, mouse droppings in food area, plumbing, sanitation
Violations: food storage, food-contact surfaces, plumbing, mouse droppings, sanitation, food prep, lighting, weather stripping