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Springfield Hospital Agreed to Pay $50,000 for Allegedly Violating the Patient Dumping Statute by Failing to Provide Stabilizing Treatment and an Appropriate Medical Screening Examination

Springfield Hospital (Springfield), Vermont, agreed to pay $50,000 resolve its liability for Civil Monetary Penalties under the patient dumping statute. OIG alleged that: (1) Springfield failed to provide stabilizing treatment to a patient with an emergency psychiatric condition before having him criminally charged and transferred to jail; and (2) Springfield failed to provide an appropriate medical screening examination to a second patient before having him criminally charged and sent to jail.

Action Details

  • Date:September 3, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions