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Holmes Regional Medical Center Agreed to Pay $50,000 for Allegedly Violating the Patient Dumping Statute by Failing to Provide a Medical Screening Examination or Stabilizing Treatment

Holmes Regional Medical Center (HRMC), FL, agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve its liability for Civil Monetary Penalties under the patient dumping statute. The OIG alleged that HRMC failed to provide a medical screening examination and to adequately stabilize a 30-year old pregnant woman who presented to their emergency department experiencing chest pains, in potential cardiac arrest, and became unresponsive. Both the patient and her baby died.

Action Details

  • Date:January 28, 2013
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions