The lawsuit said the Department of Social Services, the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and the Department of Health and Human Services “could and should have taken action” to save Heather.
It’s a spring day in early May and 18-year-old Genesys Rice is spending it with those she loves the most in Unity Park: her two daughters and her parents. .Just a few days later, Rice was dead. Simpsonville police found her in her bed at her apartment. The coroner’s report said she had been shot in the head.
We got a copy of the investigation file, which details exactly what investigators saw on surveillance video that led them to charge an employee with nine counts of unlawfully placing a child at risk or causing harm.
“Prisma Health takes patient privacy very seriously. Our team has begun its internal investigation to address any potential issues related to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Investigations are confidential; however, this matter will be reviewed and addressed appropriately,” Prisma spokesperson Sandy Dees said in a written statement.
It’s been seven months since an arrest revealed the horrors happening at one Upstate assisted living facility. FOX Carolina Investigates has been reading through dozens of documents to find out how far back the issues went.