Ketchikan Midwife Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud

A Ketchikan midwife and nurse practitioner pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud and controlled-substance misconduct.

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A Ketchikan midwife and nurse practitioner pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud and controlled-substance misconduct.

In a plea agreement, Eileen Small has agreed to serve a year in
prison, spend five years on probation, perform 80 hours of
community service and pay more than $10,000 restitution.

Small and her ex-husband Herbert were indicted in February amid
accusations that the nurse continued to write prescriptions and
bill Medicaid after her license was suspended.

Herbert Small pleaded guilty to medical assistance fraud and has
agreed to serve three years of probation and pay restitution to
Medicaid.

He was the bookkeeper at Eileen Small's clinic. The pair will be formally sentenced in September.

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In the know said on Friday, Jun 1 at 8:17 AM

This lady was extremely dangerous to the women in the community, at best she was negligent in her care of women. She was well know in the KTN community for overprescribing narcotics and other habit forming drugs to young girls as young as 17. Her delivery methods and newborn care were suspect as well. She was on prbation and required supervision to the death of a newborn under her care Her record keeping was terrible and she has had several DUIs. The community is much safer now without her.

UKNOW said on Thursday, May 31 at 11:12 AM

THERE IS ALWAYS A REASON THAT THINGS ARE DONE AS THEY ARE. EILEEN HAD HER LICENSE SUSPENDED IN 2009 BECAUSE SHE WAS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH A CONSENT AGREEMENT WITH THE BOARD OF NURSING. THRU NO FAULT OF HER OWN SHE LOST HER SUPERVISOR THAT WAS ON RECORD TO READ NOTES SHE WROTE ON DELIVERIES. THE LOCAL HOSPITAL GOT WIND OF THIS AND TOLD THE PERSON TO NOT DO IT. THAT PERSON LEFT AND LEFT EILEEN WITH NO SUPERVISOR. HOWEVER THE SUPERVISOR DID WRITE A REPORT TO THE NURSING BOARD BEFORE SHE LEFT. THIS REPORT DIDN'T SHOW UP UNTIL OCT. 2009. MARCH 2009 IS WHEN THE SUPERVISOR LEFT, REPORT SHOWED UP AFTER A CALL WAS MADE FROM THE LOCAL HOSPITAL EARLY ONE MORNING WITH THE REPORT BEING SLIPPED UNDER THE OFFICE DOOR. REPORT WAS VERIFIED AS BEING WRITTEN BY THE SUPERVISOR. PLUS PER THE STATUES AND REGULATIONS FOR NURSING, UNDER SEC.08.68.275, DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS, #9 [C] TO SUSPEND A LICENSE,THEY HAVE TO POSE A CLEAR AND IMMEDIATE DANGER TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY. ENOUGH SAID!!!!!

Anonymous said on Tuesday, May 29 at 5:54 PM

This is a shame. Her whole career down the tubes when all she was trying to do was help others. Stay strong woman !!

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