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SD County nursing home cited, fined $90,000

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FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County nursing home has received the most severe penalty under state law after an investigation concluded that inadequate care led to the death of a resident.

California Department of Public Health director Dr. Mark Horton said Wednesday that the Fallbrook Hospital District Skilled Nursing Facility received a "AA" citation and a $90,000 fine from the state.

Horton says the facility failed to implement a plan of care to prevent a resident's injury. A fall resulted in complications that led to the resident's death.

The facility can appeal the decision.

A phone message left after business hours with the facility was not immediately returned.

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