Nursing Home Administrator Charged with Failing to Report Sespected Abuse

The State Attorney General  announced Thursday that a  nursing home administrator has been charged with failure to report suspected abuse. It is alleged that the administrator was made aware of the suspected sexual abuse of a patient by another patient on August 8, 2009, and failed to report the suspected abuse to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as required by state law. Failure to report is a Class B Misdemeanor and carries a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $250 fine.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services conducted an inspection in May of 2010 after becoming aware of the allegations, which led to the facility receiving a Type A citation. Investigators from the Office of the Attorney General’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control received the citation and initiated a criminal investigation. The facility Administrator, and the registered agent for the company have both been summoned to appear in District Court on September 13. For more, read the story.

 


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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