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Negligence justifies suspension, even without link to patient death

A Delaware nurse who successfully appealed a decision by the state's department of health and human services to place her on an adult abuse registry lost an appeal of the suspension of her license stemming from the same incident, in a July 16 decision by the state's supreme court (Jain v. Delaware Board of Nursing).

In 1999, Madhu Jain, a nurse at the Delaware Psychiatric Center in the city of New Castle, noticed a patient lying unconscious in the facility, half-undressed and in a puddle of urine. Either concerned for her safety if the patient was undergoing . . .

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