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The state closes a Summit County abortion clinic after it failed inspection
Ohio health departmetn accuses Capital Care Network of Cuyahoga Falls of unsanitary conditions, undertrained staff
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A Cuyahoga Falls abortion provider has closed after failing a state health and safety inspection.

In an April 16 letter, the Ohio Department of Health ordered Capital Care Network of Cuyahoga Falls to stop operating. It also warns it soon will revoke the clinic's license. 

Health department spokeswoman Tessie Pollock says the state is simply following protocol.
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“We found numerous and fairly serious violations,” Pollock said. “It ranged from things such as personnel not having appropriate training or qualifications ... (to) not having a pharmacy or DEA license that they needed to have. There were also some unsanitary conditions."

"Because of the seriousness of these violations, we proceeded as we would with any ambulatory surgery facility that would be in violation and proposed to revoke their license.”

Pollock says Capital Care had 30 days to request a hearing. Absent a response, the state sends a letter for the facility to be shutdown.
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