Portland nursing home fined for maggot infestation

Posted Sept. 22, 2010, at 7:55 p.m.

PORTLAND — A nursing home has been fined $10,000 for improper licensing and neglect after maggots were discovered on a resident.

The Department of Health and Human Services reported in August that St. Joseph’s Manor in Portland had neglected a gravely ill resident whose body was infested with maggots.

The nursing home administrator said the facility acted appropriately but the state disagreed.

The state also fined St. Joseph’s Manor because David Hamlin did not have an active nursing home administrator’s license at the time.

But Hamlin said there was confusion over the license and that he believes he was authorized to be the administrator.

Hamlin is now serving as executive director; St. Joseph’s has appointed an interim administrator with a Maine license.

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