An elderly patient at the Torrington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Torrington, CT, died after choking on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The Connecticut Department of Public Health fined the nursing home $510 for leaving the patient unattended, despite requirements that patients be closely monitored while eating. The state could have fined the nursing home up to $3000, but instead ordered the facility to submit a plan of corrective action in addition to the fine.
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