|Facility: COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE AT PUEBLO-PSYCH
Date of Occurrence: 11/20/2015
Report Timely: Yes
Type of Occurrence: Misappropriation of Property
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE:
On 11/20/15 a male patient (A), in his 70s, reported he was missing $5.00 from his wallet. The patient's roommate, male patient (B), in his 50s, then reported he was missing $15.00 from his room.
The facility conducted an internal investigation. The facility notified the physician and police. The patients were roommates. Patient (A) reported he was missing $5.00 from his wallet. Patient (B) said he was missing $15.00 from his wallet that he had hidden in his clothing. The residents reported the money missing after they hda been out of their room for a short time. A search was conducted but the missing money was not located. Patients are provided with lockers and patient accounts to secure their personal belongings and money.
The Department reviewed the facility's report and supplemental documentation and found that the facility acted appropriately by reporting the occurrence, notifying the appropriate persons and agencies, conducting a search and investigation and providing patients with the means to secure valuables.
The Department will review this occurrence prior to any survey or upon receipt of any complaint that may be filed against this facility.
Sent to Facility: 3/17/2016
FACILITY COMMENT: Following receipt of the above summary, no additional comments were submitted by the facility.
Released to Public: 3/28/2016