Bredesen reopens admissions to 2 state veterans' homes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Governor Bredesen lifted an admissions freeze for two of the state's three veterans' homes.

Admissions at a third veterans' home in Murfreesboro will remain frozen until key vacancies can be filled.

The admissions can now be done again at homes in Knoxville and Humboldt.

Bredesen said these two are providing a sound level of care.

He froze admissions June 18th because of administrative problems that could cause future treatment problems.

All three state veterans' homes have a capacity of 140. The Humboldt and Murfreesboro locations house an average of about 130 residents every day. The Knoxville location, which opened earlier this year, has about 100 residents.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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