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.
- Date:June 5, 2014
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies