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North Carolina Hospital Settles Case Involving a Patient Dumping Allegation

On October 19, 2016, Park Ridge Health (Park Ridge), a small hospital in Hendersonville, North Carolina, entered into a $20,000 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Park Ridge violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act when it inappropriately transferred a patient, who was pregnant and experiencing contractions, to another hospital without properly stabilizing her emergency medical condition. Senior Counsel Gregory Wellins represented OIG.

Action Details

  • Date:October 19, 2016
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions