Mercury Ambulance to pay $40K after allegedly violating Controlled Substances Act

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 22 at 10:36 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Rural Metro Ambulance service has agreed to pay a $40,000 fine over allegations that the company violated the federal Controlled Substances Act.

According to the settlement agreement Rural Metro failed to keep accurate records about the transfer and disposal of controlled substances.

Mercury Ambulance Service which does business as Rural Metro Ambulance in Louisville reached the agreement on Monday, July 22, with the U.S. Attorney's office in Louisville.

A federal investigation in 2011 found the company failed to report the theft of morphine to the DEA in the allotted time period and didn't do enough to prevent the theft of other substances.

The settlement, however, is not an admission of guilt.
 

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