by LENNY COHEN
Jennifer Porter, 49, has been charged with falsifying patient records while working at Medilodge of Gaylord, Jan. 25, 2023. (Otsego Co. Sheriff's Office)
LANSING, Mich. (TND) — A state investigation ended with a nurse charged with five counts of intentionally placing false information in a medical record, a five-year felony.
The Michigan attorney general's office announced it found Jennifer Porter, 49, "intentionally altered medication administration records to hide the fact that certain doses of medication were not accounted for."
The investigation started last August when the nursing home where Porter worked, Medilodge of Gaylord, called police "regarding their observations and findings regarding Porter’s conduct," according to the attorney general's office.
Then, the state became aware during a Sentinel Project visit to the
facility. That's an initiative to investigate complaints of resident
neglect and abuse in nursing homes. It sends investigators to a facility
where suspected abuse or neglect may have occurred to interview
witnesses, gather relevant evidence, and speak with residents about
possible abuse or neglect.
The overwhelming majority of those who provide long-term care in Michigan do so with integrity and respect for their important role,” Attorney General Dana Nessel said. “But when there is a serious breach in the responsibility entrusted to them, there are consequences.
Porter was arraigned on Wednesday and released in lieu of $5,000 personal recognizance bond.
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