Voicemails From Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills left on Governor Scotts phone were deleted, reports state.
Hollywood, Florida – Voicemails from Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills, that were left on Governor Scotts cellphone have been deleted the Governor’s Office reported.
The Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills called the governor four times and left four voice messages, but those messages where deleted.
The voicemails were not retained because the information from each voicemail was collected by the governor’s staff and given to the proper agency for handling. Every call was returned,” Lauren Schenone, a spokeswoman for Scott, said in a statement on Sunday.
According to a timeline released by the governor’s office, the first call was received by Scott’s aides at 7:35 p.m. Sept. 11. The chief of staff for the Department of Health returned the call about two hours later, asking administrator Natasha Anderson to call 911 if she believed patients were at risk.
The calls would have provided critical evidence for what the nursing home told the governor’s office, which has repeatedly said wasn’t told residents there were in danger.
Scott’s office cited them as “transitory messages,” which can be deleted after they become obsolete or lose administrative value. According to state law, transitory messages have short-term value. Examples include announcements of office events, such as holiday parties or group lunches.