Nursing home fined for sex offender lapse

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Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES — A central Iowa nursing home has been fined $2,150 for failing to protect residents from a registered sex offender for a second time in three months.

The federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services began imposing a daily $50 fine on the Gowrie Care Center in Gowrie shortly after learning of a Sept. 27 incident involving an 80-year-old registered sex offender.

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