NJ revokes nurse’s license after video of patient beating
TRENTON — State officials have permanently revoked the license of a nurse who allegedly was caught on video slapping a ventilator-dependent, bed-bound patient she cared for at his home.
Dorothea Harvilik voluntarily surrendered her license as part of a consent order with the state Board of Nursing that resolves the allegations against her. But she didn't admit to any liability.
Harvilik was fired by a Teaneck-based home health care agency after the patient's mother showed them the video. The mother had set up a camera in his room after she noticed scratches on his hands.
State law requires health care businesses to notify state consumer affairs officials when someone working for them is fired or sanctioned for reasons related to patient care or safety. That spurred the board's investigation.
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