Lawyer At Center Of Missed Deadline Kerfuffle Quit

(Providence, RI)  --  The lawyer who reportedly missed a deadline to appeal a costly court decision for the state has resigned ahead of a termination hearing, according to Rhode Island Secretary Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Beane. The court ruling made the state liable for about eight-million dollars annually since Fiscal Year 2017 in a case involving Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes. Governor Gina Raimondo on Monday laid the blame squarely on the attorney, Gregory Hazian, and called for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin to look into possible criminal charges against him. Raimondo resisted calls from critics to fire Beane, whose department is still reeling from the "UHIP" computer debacle.

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