HAPPENING NOW: Hearing regarding allegations against Madison County health care provider

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A hearing is about to begin at the Madison County Courthouse for an embattled home health care provider, Restore Care.

The hearing will start at 1:30 p.m.  It’s in Judge Donna Pate’s courtroom on the 8th floor, a small courtroom – and will likely be full, because many families are waiting to go inside.

WHNT News 19’s Kristen Conner is tweeting updates – follow her @KConnerWHNT

The state decertified Restore Care last week citing safety and welfare concerns for the center’s intellectually disabled residents.  The Alabama Department of Mental Health sent a letter to Restore Care Executive Director Dr. Celia Lloyd-Turney regarding the decertification.  Dr. Lloyd-Turney says the concerns are not based in fact.  However, state officials are working toward removing everyone from the center.

Click here to read and watch coverage of the developments involving Restore Care.

Check WHNT.com this afternoon for updates on today’s hearing.  We’ll also have reports in our newscasts on WHNT News 19.