Edgewood Vista Virginia Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on February 16, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Edgewood Vista Virginia for exploitation by staff.
The allegation is financial exploitation based on the following information: Employee (A) alleged perpetrator (AP) stole medications from several clients. The AP has admitted to stealing the medications.
Substantiated Complaint Against Edgewood Vista Virginia
According to CMS, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the CMS and DEA have established key partnerships in the prevention of drug diversion. The mission of DEA’s Office of Diversion Control is to prevent, detect, and investigate the diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals and listed chemicals from legitimate sources while ensuring an adequate and uninterrupted supply for legitimate medical, commercial, and scientific needs. The DEA is responsible for the Controlled Substance Registration File which is a list of 1.3 million active registrants of all entities and provider types that prescribe, administer, procure, and dispense controlled substances. This file contains identifying information of each registrant. In December 12, 2010 CMS issued an Advisory to State Program Integrity Directors on Medicaid Prescription Drug Fraud and Abuse Prevention: Access to DEA Registration File. Further, information on the DEA can be found at the following link: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov.
For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.
If you have concerns about financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.