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Adult Family Home Loses License; Owners To Challenge Ruling

The state Department of Social and Health Services has revoked the license of a Spokane Valley adult family home.

The revocation is not effective until next Friday, but the home at 1502 N. Felts Road is not now caring for any residents.

The operators of the home, Monica and Doug Loveless, plan to challenge the loss of their license, according to their attorney, David Carlson.

The home was also ordered not to admit new residents, pending an appeal of the decision.

According to DSHS investigators, the home’s care providers have repeatedly violated resident rights.

Over the past two years, the home has been cited for several violations, including abuse, failure to report neglect, financial exploitation and failure to notify physicians of significant changes in resident health conditions, according to DSHS.

DSHS made an unannounced home visit to the adult family home on July 24, following a complaint about the care of one developmentally disabled resident. After investigators made their findings, that resident was removed from the home.

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