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DCF chief inspects Miami Gardens nursing home where girl died

Florida’s top child-welfare administrator visited children Wednesday at a troubled Miami Gardens nursing home that is under investigation over its treatment of medically fragile children in state care.

Department of Children & Families Secretary David Wilkins flew to Miami Wednesday and led a team of child-welfare administrators and nurses who inspected Golden Glades Nursing & Rehabilitation, a 180-bed nursing home that was levied one of the harshest federal fines in recent history after the death of a 14-year-old Tampa girl who was taken to the home last year despite her mother’s emphatic objections.

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