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Dubuque assisted living center cited by state

DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- The state of Iowa has fined a Dubuque assisted living facility thousands of dollars and faces the loss of its license after investigators found problems that could put patients' lives at risk.

Documents show the state cited Oak Park Place $2,500 for care, medication and staffing issues -- including not having properly trained nurses on duty.

The state fined the facility after investigators received complaints about the facility and conducted a survey in March. Months later, the center was fined $4,000 for failure to make corrections.

The center most recently was assessed a $10,000 civil penalty, and is essentially on probation until the program is in compliance or until Aug. 25, 2009.

Oak Park Place vice president of operations Dan Wood says the facility submitted a plan of correction in September, and has implemented changes. The center did not fight the fines or citations.

Online Producer:  JJ Murray

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