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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:34 AM
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More Nevada Surgery Clinics to Be Cited
Source: AP


LAS VEGAS (AP) A statewide inspection of outpatient surgery centers like the one believed to have spread hepatitis C to its patients has uncovered dangerous practices at four other clinics, a health official said Friday.

The state swore to quickly inspect all 50 Nevada outpatient surgery centers after it was discovered the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada spread the blood-borne virus to at least six patients by reusing syringes and sharing vials of medication.

Of the 18 clinics inspected by Friday, three in northern Nevada and one in Las Vegas will be cited and fined for improper disease prevention techniques, state health division chief Mike Willden said.

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The state regulatory agency in charge of inspections at outpatient clinics has been criticized for falling behind on its inspection schedule. The Endoscopy Center had not received a full inspection since December 2001, despite a bureau policy of inspecting ambulatory surgical centers every three years.

AP


Read more: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i8B3EkgPbRHRxqB6l6BG...



Only in America, businesses alter the supply and demand paradigm to increase their rates and fees to injure you.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:36 AM
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1. Want to put money on Nevada not being the only state?
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 08:37 AM by hobbit709
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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:38 AM
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2. No, I would lose. nt
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:48 AM
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3. The health care situation will only get worse in this country.........
...... EVEN with Hillary or Obamas insurance industry anchored plan. We need (not only) Universal care, but SINGLE PAYER (read government or Medicare if you will) health care like right now.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:18 AM
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4. This brings up regulation
and why it is important in all areas of business. If left to its own devices, and with the rash of deregulation that has been going on for years, businesses (in this case insurance) will seek profit at ALL costs.
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OKthatsIT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:36 PM
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5. DEPOP the gambling cartel?
It's probably a 'test' area. It's good they got found out or they would have expanded to more cities.
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