An administrative law judge upheld the state’s finding that a group home had engaged in maltreatment for failing to monitor a potentially suicidal client closely enough.
People, Inc., which operates Parkway Place, an adult foster care facility in Blaine, was fined $1,000 by the Minnesota Department of Human Services for allowing the client to remain on a second-floor balcony alone in October 2010.
The client, who suffered brain injury in 2008 when he was hit by an SUV, jumped from the balcony and sustained a broken shoulder and a new head injury. He was talked out of jumping off that balcony a month earlier.
The client’s mother warned the home less than two hours before he jumped that he had exhibited suicidal behavior earlier in the day, the findings stated.
Star Tribune Recommends
More From Whistleblower
The Whistleblower column and blog are shutting down, but our commitment remains to investigating tips from readers.
A Baltimore couple and their company were ordered to pay back $616,000 to Spanish-speaking immigrants for immigration services that they were neither qualified nor authorized to provide, the Federal Trade Commission announced last week.
A company that labeled millions of Facebook users as a "jerk" or "not a jerk" is facing federal scrutiny after the agency said it improperly obtained information to create user profiles.
CenterPoint agreed last week to pay at least $192,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by the City of Minneapolis and various insurance companies after a gas explosion near a south Minneapolis Cub Foods in 2011.
A company accused of "mortgage scams" spent at least $2 million for a direct-mail campaign aimed at Minnesota veterans, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce.