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Norris Square Employee Takes Resident’s Drugs

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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