MAINE, USA — Dozens of disabled adults affected by the state’s decision to terminate a Medicaid contract have been relocated, Maine health officials said.

Forty-nine of 67 disabled adults were relocated from the Biddeford-based community service provider Residential and Community Support Services, the Portland Press Herald reported.

Officials said they ended the Medicaid contract with the provider in October because the company failed to make the improvements required after the death of 62-year-old Norman Fisher in August.

The company has been given another opportunity to submit an acceptable plan of correction that could suspend the termination and allow it to continue to provide services, Jackie Farwell, a Maine Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman, said Monday.

In the meantime, she said, MaineCare payments will continue while placements are sought for the 18 remaining residents.

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