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Winter Haven Hospital Agreed to Pay $75,000 for Allegedly Violating the Patient Dumping Statute by Failing to Accept the Transfer of Two Patients and Failing to Provide Stabilizing Treatment to a Third Patient

Winter Haven Hospital (Winter Haven), Florida, agreed to pay $75,000 to resolve its liability for Civil Monetary Penalties under the patient dumping statute. OIG alleged that Winter Haven: (1) failed to accept the transfer of two patients who needed specialized capabilities or facilities available at Winter Haven; and (2) failed to provide medical examination and treatment to a third patient as required to stabilize his condition, within the capabilities of the staff and facilities available at Winter Haven.

Action Details

  • Date:June 9, 2014
  • Enforcement Types:
    • CMP and Affirmative Exclusions