Colorado shuts down Clear View Behavioral Health, will seek to revoke license permanently

The state of Colorado will work to revoke the license of, and has already shut down, a much-scrutinized mental health hospital in northern Colorado.

Clear View Behavioral Health in Johnstown has been the subject of more than a dozen Denver7 investigations since January 2019. The state had taken prior action but earlier this year decided to re-issue the license to the mental health facility.

Denver7 Investigates has confirmed the latest action follows information provided by a whistleblower and a surprise inspection by the state last week.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said it a news release Monday afternoon that it closed the facility immediately on Monday using a summary suspension “because of several regulatory violations.”

The CDPHE confirmed that the violations were found on Sept. 22 during a revisit survey, which found deficiencies that included nursing services and infection control. The department said a key finding “includes a lack of infection prevention for COVID-19” in addition to past regulatory findings against the facility.

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