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Probe: Veterans home violated 10 standards

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Phoenix, AZ - The Arizona State Veteran Home violated 10 state and federal licensing standards when its staff discharged a patient who could not care for himself, ignored resident complaints, rigged a woman's call light so it wouldn't work and prevented residents from leaving the grounds without an escort, state health inspectors have ruled.

In a complaint investigation released Monday, the state Department of Health Services also cited the beleaguered state-run nursing home for being so short-staffed that practical nurses were put in charge in violation of state licensing and nursing board rules.

June 9, 2008

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