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Federal court upholds $10k fine for suicide

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A $10,000 fine levied against a skilled nursing facility that allowed a suicidal resident to leave the building and then kill himself will stand, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Nursing home $10,000 suicide fine upheld

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A federal appeals court has upheld a $10,000 fine against a skilled nursing facility for leaving a suicidal patient unattended. The court said that it was "reasonably foreseeable" that allowing the agitated and injured patient to leave the facility unattended was justification for the fine.