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Indiana Hospital Settles EMTALA Case Involving Allegations of Patient Dumping

Effective June 5, 2014, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services entered into a settlement agreement with St. Vincent Jennings Hospital (SVJH). SVJH agreed to pay $25,000 to resolve its liability for civil monetary penalties under the patient dumping statute. Specifically, OIG alleged that SVJH violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) by failing to provide an appropriate medical screening examination to a patient who arrived via ambulance to SVJH's emergency department with an emergency medical condition. OIG was represented in this matter by Associate Counsel Patrick Garcia and Eula Taylor.

Action Details

  • Date:June 5, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions