Auditors: State launched 90 investigations at King vets home

MADISON — State auditors are releasing more data on federal citations issued against the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.

The Legislative Audit Bureau noted in an August 2017 report that the state Department of Health Services issued 184 citations against the home on behalf of the federal government between 2012 and 2016.

The bureau filed a Freedom of Information Act to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in March 2017 for more data on the citations. It finally received partially redacted information this past February.

That data shows that state health officials launched 90 investigations based on incident reports and complaints between 2012 and 2016. Forty cases were substantiated, including 18 cases involving allegations of resident-on-resident abuse.