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Saint Joseph's Medical Center in New York Settles Case Involving a Patient Dumping Allegation

Effective August 5, 2014, Saint Joseph's Medical Center (SJMC), a 332 bed hospital located in Yonkers, NY, entered into a settlement agreement with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In the settlement agreement, SJMC agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve its civil monetary penalties liability under the patient dumping statute. Specifically, OIG alleged that SJMC violated the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) by failing to provide an appropriate medical screening examination to a patient that came to SJMC's emergency department with an emergency medical condition. Associate Counsel Patrick Garcia and Paralegal Specialist Mariel Filtz represented OIG in this matter.

Action Details

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