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Kingston Nurse Charged With Failure To Give Life-saving Care To Nursing Home Resident

PEARL RIVER - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrest of Patricia Smithmyer, a registered and supervising nurse at Golden Hill Care Center in Kingston, who failed to follow the wishes of an 80-year-old resident and the directive of the nursing home by failing to administer CPR when the resident stopped breathing. The failure to offer life-saving care came despite requests from the resident and her family that life-saving procedures be used if the need arose.


Action Details

  • Date:June 5, 2014
  • Agency:New York Attorney General
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies