1/24/2013 11:19:00 AM State revokes View I license
by Ken Haggerty
The Minnesota Department of Human Services issued an order of revocation for the adult foster care license held by Leon Hanson for "The View I" last week. The order has been appealed to the DHS and the facility may operate while the appeal is resolved.
Earlier in 2012, the DHS had revoked the license for Hanson's other adult foster care residences, The View II and The View III, also located on the east end of Cannon Falls off of Goodhue County 17.
After an appeal process within the DHS was completed, those facilities were emptied and closed in late-December/early January.All three facilities are designed as residential homes and are located in a single family neighborhood. They were licensed to provide adult foster care for up to five residents each.
The DHS revocation of the The View II and The View III is now being challenged in the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
In revoking The View I license, the DHS noted when a license is revoked, the license holder may not hold any license for five years following the revocation, and other licenses held shall also be revoked.
Additionally, DHS noted in its revocation order that on January 10, 2013, Goodhue County Social Services made a visit to The View I to investigate a report. Goodhue County Social Services determined Hanson was operating over his licensed capacity with six individuals in care.