Medicaid Fraud & Patient Abuse Unit

The Medicaid Fraud Control and Patient Abuse Unit enforces the laws pertaining to fraud in the state Medicaid program and prosecutes cases of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of patients in all state healthcare facilities. The Unit prosecutes criminal activity, pursues civil remedies where appropriate and participates with federal and state authorities in a variety of inter-agency investigations and administrative proceedings. Unit prosecutors, auditors, investigators and health care professionals employ a multi-disciplinary approach to combat health care fraud and patient abuse.

  • Medicaid Fraud Patient Abuse Unit Complaint Form
  • Report misconduct in Rhode Island nursing homes
  • Please be advised that the Office of Attorney General no longer does “Juvenile Background Checks” for minors that want to work and/or volunteer in Nursing Facilities or Hospitals. All requests for Juvenile Background Checks should be mailed to the following address: Juvenile Clerks Office, One Dorrance Plaza, Providence, RI 02903. Should you have any questions please direct all inquiries about what they require to process your request to the Juvenile Clerks Office at 401-458-3290.

To report Medicaid fraud, patient abuse or neglect, or drug diversion, please call (401) 222-2566 or (401) 274-4400, ext. 2269.