In Minnesota, nurses in trouble get second chances

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Tokyo, Japan

#1 Oct 6, 2013
These Chuckers belong in jail. Or sent back to the Horn of Africa.

"A state investigation found a severe breakdown in Bothunís care just before her death and determined that the failure of nurses Elijah Mokandu and Meaza Abayneh to help her during the apparent heart attack amounted to neglect of a vulnerable adult. Police and the city attorney went further: They charged the nurses with criminal neglect, a rare step in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Board of Nursing could have taken away the licenses of Mokandu and Abayneh. Instead, it directed them to take training classes and consult with other nurses about how to respond to emergency situations.

The two nurses were allowed to keep practicing."

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