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Missouri Hospital Settles Case Involving a Patient Dumping Allegation

On December 22, 2016, OIG entered into a settlement agreement with HCA Midwest Division d/b/a Belton Regional Medical Center (BRMC), Belton, Missouri. BRMC agreed to pay $40,000.00 to resolve its liability for civil money penalties under the patient dumping statute. Specifically, OIG alleged that BRMC violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act by failing to provide an appropriate medical screening examination and stabilizing treatment to two patients who came to BRMC’s emergency department with emergency psychiatric conditions. Senior Counsel Henry E. Green represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:December 22, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions