The medical license of a cosmetic surgeon practicing in Lower Paxton
Township was temporarily suspended in April after state inspectors said
they found infection control related-problems which could spread
diseases such as hepatitis and HIV.
The suspension of Dr. Mark S. Boland, which lasted four days, was later “vacated,” meaning it no longer appears on the state-run website that allows the people to check physicians’ license status and history of disciplinary actions.
The state board of medicine temporarily
suspended Boland’s license on April 22, after state inspectors said
used syringes were put back into in multi-use vials of anesthetic that
would be used for additional patients, thereby contaminating the vials,
and that some surgical instruments weren’t sterilized between patients.
The University of Minnesota
has halted blood-sugar screenings at a St. Paul high-rise residence
because monitoring equipment was being used on multiple patients,
thereby creating an infectious disease risk.
“The risk of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection from a
shared device is low, but there is still a risk,” the U said in a
statement released Thursday. “There have been no reported infections as a
result of this possible exposure.”
Blood-sugar screenings were being offered at Skyline, a high-rise
residence located in the Midway area of St. Paul that caters largely to
immigrant populations, university officials said.
“Investigators found dirty medical tools in a sink at her office, Szada
admitted the tools had been in the sink for about a week without
STEELTON, Pa. (WHTM) -The Pennsylvania Department of Health is offering
testing information and a toll-free hotline to help all former and
current patients of a Steelton doctor who had her medical license
Dr. Maryjo E. Szada, a family physician
with an office on S. Front Street, had her medical license temporarily
suspended on April 9 and indefinitely suspended on April 22, after an
investigation by state officials.
In response to the suspension,
the Department of Health is recommending that current of former female
patients, seen by Dr. Szada between 1994 and 2014 and had a procedure
involving a speculum, to get testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis
B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Procedures
involving a speculum include: routine women’s health check-ups, pap
smears and STD testing.
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — At a recent South Berwick
Town Council meeting, Town Manager Perry Ellsworth expressed optimism
about efforts to mitigate a recently imposed state Department of Labor
fine against the town.
The $4,250 fine cites the town for failing to meet several personnel measures, said Ellsworth.
These include a lack of training in blood-borne
pathogens for town employees, documentation of staff inoculations
against Hepatitis B and C, and hazard safety assessments for specific