Posted: Sep 7, 2011 5:57 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health regulators have shut down a women's clinic in New Orleans for repeated health and safety violations.
Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein late Tuesday issued the order against the Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women, requiring it to immediately halt operations.
A telephone message left at the clinic was not immediately returned.
DHH revoked the clinic's license May 25 after an investigation found repeat violations. The facility was under a similar order issued in January 2010 for failing to comply with minimum standards for clinics that provide abortions. DHH says the January order was being appealed when a subsequent inspection led to the May action.
DHH spokeswoman Lisa Faust says the clinic did not appeal the May action "so there is no legal recourse."