Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order against Chappy's

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order against Chappy's

Updated: July 17, 2019 05:13 PM

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the owners and staff members of Chappy's Golden Shores, a former long-term care facility in Hill City.  

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The order tells them to stop providing unlicensed services and not to interfere with the state's ongoing investigation into alleged maltreatment the facility.

A civil lawsuit filed this week by the state claims that staff members have continued to provide home care services to vulnerable adults in violation of state law. The facilty’s home care license was suspended last December.

However, the defendants' attorney says no home care services are being offered.  Attorney Jason Steck says former Chappy's residents are merely renting rooms from a company owned by the daughter of Chappy's owner.

In an order signed Wednesday, Judge David Hermerding wrote, “Defendants’ assertions that the vulnerable adults residing at Chappy’s are now merely renters and not receiving home care services are not credible.”

Hermerding wrote that the residents are in imminent risk of harm and issued an order that the defendants “immediately cease and desist from engaging in illegal and unlicensed activities.”

Steck said Chappy’s and its former employees will vigorously contest the Minnesota Department of Health’s “latest stunt” in court.

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