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Patient Abuse and Neglect Brochure

Patient Abuse and Neglect Brochure

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Published by Mike DeWine
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office investigates patient abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities. Learn how you can help protect residents by reporting suspected abuse and neglect.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office investigates patient abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities. Learn how you can help protect residents by reporting suspected abuse and neglect.

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Published by: Mike DeWine on Apr 03, 2013
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For moreinformationregarding nursing homes and long-termcare, visit:
• www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov• www.odh.ohio.gov• www.ltcohio.org • www.aging.ohio.gov• www.medicare.gov/NHCompare
Ohio Attorney General’s Ofce
Health Care Fraud SectionMedicaid Fraud Control Unit150 E. Gay St., 17th FloorColumbus, OH 43215
614-466-0722
Attorney General’s Help Center
800-282-0515
To report patient fraud or abuse, visit
www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/ReportPatientAbuse
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 When an elderly resident of a Cuyahoga Countnursing facility called a nurse aide names andused profanity, the aide struck the woman repeat-edly in the head and face. An Ohio Medicaid FraudControl Unit investigation resulted in criminal
charges, and the aide subsequently ed the state.
Following her extradition, the aide was convictedof felony patient abuse and misdemeanor aggra- vated menacing. She was sentenced to six monthsin prison and three years of community control. A Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigationrevealed that the business manager of anUrbana nursing facility misappropriated severalchecks residents wrote for services and embez-zled other residents’ Social Security payments.She pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggra- vated theft and was sentenced to two years inprison and ordered to make restitution of morethan $102,000. When cash and gift cards belonging to residents of a Washington County nursing home were reportedmissing, the Ohio Medicaid Fraud Control Unit wasasked to investigate. The investigation determineda nurse aide was responsible, and criminal charg-
es were led. The aide was convicted of felony theft. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and ve
 years of community control and was ordered tomake full restitution to the victims.
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