Hospital officials were warned of possible wrongdoing

Wednesday, August 23rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- Officials at a Tulsa psychiatric hospital were warned by a board member last month of possible criminal wrongdoings at the hospital.

The Tulsa World is reporting that board member Samuel C. Stone told other board members of the Tulsa Psychiatric Center that the hospital could face civil fraud liability in connection with Medicaid billing practices.

Stone told the newspaper that such billing practices by Parkside startled the T-P-C board.

The actions could entangle place its assets at risk. T-P-C is basically the landlord for Parkside Hospital.

Parkside provides hospitalization, treatment and outreach programs to mentally ill clients in Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma.