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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.

Femcare Suspension Lifted by DHHS (PDF)
Femcare Suspension Lifted by DHHS (Text)

Jon Elliston

Jon Elliston is the lead contributing open government reporter at Carolina Public Press. Contact him at jelliston@carolinapublicpress.org.

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