Femcare’s suspension lifted, clinic has re-opened

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ASHEVILLE — Femcare, the clinic that is Western North Carolina’s only provider of abortion services, re-opened on Friday, Aug. 23, after the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services lifted its suspension of the facility, a Femcare staffer confirmed Monday.

According to a DHHS memo on the matter, which can be read below, a DHHS inspector surveyed Femcare on Aug. 20 and 21 and found that the clinic had corrected all of its health and safety violations. A surprise inspection in mid-July had turned up 23 violations of state rules and regulations, all of which have now been resolved.

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Jon Elliston

Jon Elliston is the Investigations and Open Government Editor at Carolina Public Press. Contact him at jelliston@carolinapublicpress.org.

One Comment on "Femcare’s suspension lifted, clinic has re-opened"

  1. marco rubio August 27, 2013 at 9:29 am ·

    this is great news. proper healthcare for women who need it.

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