State revokes license for Woods Services residential facility

    Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare today revoked the operating license for a Woods Services residential facility in Langhorne, following the July 24th death of a resident.

    Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare today revoked the operating license for a Woods Services residential facility in Langhorne, following the July 24th death of a resident. This affects one home on the Woods’ campus, where several more state-licensed homes are located.

    20-year-old Bryan Nevins, who had severe autism, died after being left in a hot van for hours following a day trip. Woods Services provides residential and educational services for people with intellectual disabilities.

    Michael Race from the state’s Department of Public Welfare says all eight residents being cared for at the Langhorne facility will be removed immediately.

    Race: It’s become clear that this was a fatality that was avoidable, and occurred because of a combination of incompetence, negligence , and misconduct so based on those very severe issues, we decided to immediately close this facility, and put a hold on admissions for the other Woods Services facilities

    Woods Services has state licenses for thirty-six other facilities in Pennsylvania

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