Here is a time line of the events surrounding efforts to close Capital Care Network (CCN)
On July 31, 2013 The University of Toledo Medical College notified CCN its would not renew it transfer agreement on August 1, 2013
August 2013 The Ohio Department of Health (ODOH) sent a letter notifying CCN that is was intending to revoke CCN facility License
August 29, 2013 CCN requested an appeal hearing
ODOH’s order to close remained in administration limbo from August 2013 to January 2014
November 2013 Ohio General Assemble defines “Local Hospital” to be within 30 miles of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (ASF)
November 2013 CCN notified the ODOH that it secured a transfer agreement with the University of Michigan Health Systems (UMHS).
February 2014 ODOH rejects the transfer agreement with UMHS
March 2014 another administrative hearing was conducted
July 2014 ODOH ruled CCN had to close effective August 12, 2014.
August 2014, CCN appealed to the Lucas County Common Pleas Court for a stay of the ODOH order to close
August 11, 2014 Common Pleas Court Judge Myron Durhart granted CCN a stay allowing them to remain open
June 2015 activist Judge Myron Durhart’s ruling gives CCN two additional legal arguments for remaining open.
September 2015 Attorney General Mike DeWine appeals Lucas County Common Pleas Court’s Decision to the 6th District Court of Appeals
July 2016 the 6th District Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 against ODOH, upholding Judge Durhart’s decision
September 2016 Attorney General Mike DeWine goes above and beyond the call of duty and appeals the 6th District Court decision to the Ohio Supreme Court
April 1, 2017 Sidewalk pro-life counselors notice a patient in physical distress being put into a clinic worker’s car. Another sidewalk counselor followed them to the emergency room at Toledo Hospital where the patient is left on her own, while the abortion worker returns to CCN.
The week of April third a sidewalk counselor files a complaint with the ODOH
April 11, 2017 ODHO conducts an onsite inspection regarding this incident and discovers Capital Care's disregard for their current "Medical Emergencies" policy and the health and welfare of their patients.
July 11, 2017 President of Toledo City Council (TCC) Steven Steel, introduces an Ordinance creating a twenty foot buffer zone around CCN prohibiting access to sidewalk counselors.
August 21, 2017 ODOH notifies CCN they are levying a civil penalty of $40,000 for violating five of their own policies and safety procedures when dealing with patients with complications.
August 30, 2017 TCC conducts a five hour hearing on Buffer Zone Ordinance, with no resolution.
September 12, 2017 the Ohio Supreme Court hears the case ODOH vs. CCN. As of this writing no decision has been handed down.
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