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November 24, 2014

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Adult group care home hit with $109,600 fine

State health officials said today that a Las Vegas adult group care home is being fined $109,600 for failing to give a resident proper medications.

The Nevada State Health Division's Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance said it sanctioned the Loyalton of Las Vegas, 3025 E. Russell Road, four times since May after state officials found that a woman didn't get medicine prescribed by her physician.

The bureau found that the home's staff had not given the woman and another 10 of 20 residents their prescribed medications in May.

Inspections in June, July, September and October by state officials found that the home still wasn't administering medications properly and was failing to keep agreements signed with the state to do so, said Richard Whitley, the health division's administrator.

The penalties were figured by assessing $800 a day for false compliance between June 16, the day the state accepted the home's agreement to administer medicines, through Oct. 30, a total of 137 days.

The group care home can appeal the penalties, Whitley said.

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