Hudson Valley Nurse Failed to Give Critical Medication, Police Say
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrest of a Hudson Valley nurse for allegedly failing to administer prescribed medications to three nursing home residents.
Stacy E. McAdams, 47, is a licensed practical nurse formally employed by Putnam Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the Town of Brewster.
It is alleged that McAdams failed to administer anti-seizure medication to a resident with a history of seizures, anticoagulant medication to a resident at risk for blood clots, and blood pressure and heart medication to a resident with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
McAdams made entries into each of the residents' medical records, falsly indicating that she administered the medication.
Attorney General Schneiderman said:
Nurses have a fundamental duty to properly administer essential medications to residents in their care and to truthfully record the circumstances. Neglecting care for our most vulnerable citizens will not be tolerated by my office.
A felony complaint filed in the Town of Southeast Justice Court by the Attorney General's Office McAdams of Pawling with: three counts of Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person in the First Degree, three counts of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, and three counts of Wilful Violation of Health Laws.
McAdams was arraigned in Southeast Court Thursday, and pleaded not guilty, and was released on her own recogniznace.
The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
No further information is available at this time.