State revoking license for adult care service provider Bridges for maltreatment
Bridges plans to appeal the decision
June 29, 2022
State officials revoked the license of an organization that provides group home and other services for the developmentally disabled on Tuesday, citing maltreatment, withholding information and failing to report violations.
Bridges MN's revocation goes into effect at 6 p.m. July 12, unless the company decides to appeal the decision, according to a letter from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to Bridges President Blake Elliott. Numerous violations were outlined in the letter against Bridges dating back to 2018, some detailing sexual and physical violations and filthy living conditions.
"While we respect the role of the Department of Human Services and the important work it does, we profoundly disagree with this action against us," a statement from Bridges said. "We will appeal the department's order and are confident that the legal process will reveal that its decision was based largely on incomplete and inaccurate information."