A doctor from North Haledon with an office in Paterson received a three-year prison sentence on Monday for defrauding Medicare and private insurance firms out of $3 million by billing for physical therapy sessions that were performed by unqualified staff members.
The city has received $495,441 in grant funding from the New Jersey Department of Health to expand its childhood lead testing program. This is on top of the $230,000 the state provides to the local program boosting its budget to almost $730,000.
The Well of Hope, operator of the controversial needle exchange program, failed health inspections two years in a row, according to municipal records. Health inspectors discovered extensive mold growth inside the kitchen cabinets, ceiling, and floor.
A new program has been launched by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office to provide identification cards to children and adults living with autism, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik announced on Friday afternoon.
A podiatrist with offices in Paterson and Passaic City has been placed on temporary suspension by the State Board of Medical Examiners for his alleged “indiscriminate prescribing” of large quantities of addictive pain killers like Oxycodone and Vicodin to patients for years without any legitimate medical purpose, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.
The union that represents employees of the Paterson Health Department has come out against a proposal to lease the second floor of the Paterson Health Building to a nonprofit organization.
The city is considering leasing the second floor of the Paterson Health Department to the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, a group that provides healthcare and other services to women and children, for $24,000 per year, according to an agreement before the City Council.