ROCKVILLE, MD (WDVM) – A nursing home in Rockville has been fined $4,000 by the Maryland Department of Health for failing to test all residents and staff for the coronavirus.
The Potomac Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center was issued a fine in late June for reportedly failing to comply with universal testing requirements.
Governor Hogan issued a mandate in May for nursing homes to submit COVID-19 tests for all staff and patients.
According to a letter from the Department, four instances of non-compliance were discovered during a june inspection, resulting in a $1,000 fine for each instance.
Potomac Valley is one of four senior centers in the state of Maryland reportedly penalized, with two fined $10,000 for violations.
When contacted, Potomac Valley declined to give comment.