The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of financial exploitation concerns at Norris Square, an assisted living facility in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. A complaint was filed alleging that an employee took a resident’s narcotic medications without permission. The Department investigation substantiated the allegation. The resident had physician orders for Oxycodone. The medication was kept in a locked box in the resident’s room, and only employees had access to the box. A pill count on the date of incident found that 30 pills were missing. The resident’s family had installed a camera in the resident’s room, and upon reviewing the film, it was determined that the suspected employee had stolen the medication. [Case no. HL27946002]
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