MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General is investigating allegations of misconduct at a VA clinic in Hibbing.
Last month, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Reps. Tim Walz and Rick Nolan asked the VA’s inspector general to look into claims by some ex-employees that they were ordered to backdate appointment records to make waits appear shorter. The practice is known as schedule “scrubbing.”READ MORE: Judge To Decide On Evidence Allowed At Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
The four Minnesota lawmakers said Wednesday the VA’s inspector general has started an investigation. A spokeswoman for the inspector general’s office says the announcement of the inquiry was a routine courtesy to the state’s congressional delegation.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Severe Weather Threat Fizzles, But More Heavy Rainfall Coming Overnight
Cincinnati-based Sterling Medical Associates runs the clinic. Sterling has said the clinic never ordered its employees to backdate appointments.MORE NEWS: What Is The Key To A Long Life?
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