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Nevada Hospital Settles Case Involving Patient Dumping Allegation

On December 26, 2019, St. Rose Dominican Hospital - Siena Campus (St. Rose), Henderson, Nevada, entered into a $90,000 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that, based on OIG's investigation, St. Rose violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), when it failed to provide an appropriate medical screening examination, stabilizing treatment and transfer for a patient. On May 22, 2016, the patient presented to St. Rose's Emergency Department (ED) complaining of dizziness, black stool, yellow skin and stiff muscles. He was transferred with low blood pressure and without having received any blood products, and went into cardiac arrest and died shortly after arriving at the receiving hospital. Senior Counsel Sandra Sands represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:December 26, 2019
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions