State regulators to Fiore: Your license to operate could be revoked

After Assemblywoman Michele Fiore twice refused to allow state inspectors into her home health care business records, officials Friday delivered a letter to her outlining her history of noncompliance and putting her on notice that her license to operate could be revoked.

As I reported earlier this week, Fiore has taken $6 million in Medicaid payments during the last five years and is subject to unannounced inspections, which she has twice rebuffed this year. In the letter delivered today, a timeline indicates Fiore also refused inspections two years ago and that officials "were not prepared to make exceptions" for her to meet state regulations.

If she does not allow inspectors in, as she eventually did two years ago, the formal notice indicates she will lose her license.

Fiore-Always there for you letter.7-24-2015.pdf by Jon Ralston