New York nursing home fined $47K after medication error

CMS fined a Buffalo, N.Y.-based nursing home $47,827 after staff members improperly administered insulin to a patient, reports The Buffalo News.

The incident occurred at the Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in February 2018. CMS investigators found the nursing home gave a diabetic woman insulin, despite a hospital discharge summary explicitly warning the facility not to do so.

After the medication error, Humboldt House officials implemented training for nursing staff to better monitor diabetic residents and disciplined a nurse involved in the incident.   

Humboldt House's fine from CMS represents the largest nursing home fine in Buffalo and the sixth largest in New York for 2018.

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