Milgram settles with local healthcare services firm

Ashley Stinnett Aug. 11, 2009, 11:41am

Anne Milgram (D)

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram has reached a settlement with V.C. Services L.L.C., over allegations the company violated the state's Consumer Fraud Act.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Middlesex County-based company agreed to resolve all customer complaints over the next 18 months.

The company must also stop matching unqualified aides with clients that require certified aides, allowing uncertified aides to perform services that require a certified aide, creating an employment application that does not comply with state regulations, failing to follow proper business conduct and failing to conduct the mandatory 30 and 60 day client health care review, according to the agreement.

"VC Services will revise its business practices to comply with our regulations to ensure clients receive proper care, said state Consumer Affairs Director David Szuchman. "We will not allow the public to be placed at needless risk."

According to terms of the Consent Order, a state-ran investigation into the company's business practices will also end, according to Milgram.

This is the second settlement in as many months involving a health care service firm. Last month, the state's Consumer Affairs Division settled with Preferred Health Mate Inc. of Brick Township.

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