Providence Place Complaint After Medication Theft
In a report concluded on May 26, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Providence Place alleges that a resident was exploited when a staff member, alleged perpetrator (AP) took the residents narcotic medication for their own use.
Providence Place Substantiated MDH Complaint Findings
Based on a preponderance of the evidence exploitation occurred when the AP took the resident’s narcotic medication. Video evidence revealed that AP walking in the facility hall with a bubble pack/card of medications in his/her hand and the AP admitted taking the resident’s narcotic medication.
Drug Diversion is medication theft, which is a financial crime as well as an issue and a violation of state and federal regulations. Drug diversion or theft is serious as it leaves resident’s without their needed medication(s).
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 Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.