Feds Prosecute Nevada Hospital After ‘Patient Dumping’
SACRAMENTO – A division of the Department of Health and Human Services has taken disciplinary action against a Nevada state hospital after cases of “patient dumping” were reported.
The Feds found Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services guilty of negligent practices – including “dumping” a patient on a bus from Las Vegas to Sacramento. According to the investigation, the hospital bought tickets for over 1,500 patients and sent them all over the country over the past few years.
The hospital is losing its status as a Medicare provider immediately and being put under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health and Human Services. They will have ten days to address the Feds’ concerns, or risk further penalties.