PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Sunday marked one year since a disabled and vulnerable woman living in a skilled nursing facility in south Phoenix surprisingly gave birth to a baby.

[WATCH: The Hacienda Healthcare Investigation: One year later]

The medical staff at Hacienda Healthcare reportedly didn't know she was pregnant when she gave birth to her baby on December 29, 2018.

[LISTEN: 911 call from December 29, 2018]

Police arrested the woman's nurse, Nathan Sutherland. He is accused of raping her after police said his DNA sample and the baby's DNA sample show he is the baby's father.

Sources have described the patient as being in a vegetative and incapacitated state and not able to give consent.

Sutherland's trial is expected to start February 2020.

The woman's lawyer didn't want to comment on the case or provide an update on the baby who is now a year old. 

So what's been done since Arizona's Family broke this story?

Right now, Hacienda Healthcare's doors are still open, but the company has scaled back services.

[READ MORE: Hacienda closing half of their facility, patients moved elsewhere]

The company is still in discussions with state and federal government officials to see if they can continue to operate. Negotiations have been in the works for six months.

In November, Governor Doug Ducey received a report with a list of 30 recommendations by the Abuse and Neglect Prevention Task Force.

The task force was comprised of a range of people including advocacy organizations, public charities, and state agency leaders.

They met for six months from March through September 2019 to come up with recommendations that will improve the protection of vulnerable individuals with disabilities through reforms, practices, critical resources, and policies.

 


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