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4 years 4 months ago

Lawmakers want more oversight of surgical staff

The case of a surgical technician exposing 6,000 patients in Colorado to Hepatitis C while feeding her drug addiction has prompted legislators to consider requiring surgical staff to register with the state. The House Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony Thursday on two bills designed to increase oversight...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado won't license surgery techs

Colorado regulators won't license surgery technicians, despite the recent case of a surgery tech who admitted stealing syringes filled with a painkiller and infecting three dozen people with hepatitis C. The state Department of Regulatory Agencies announced the decision Tuesday. The agency said it reviewed surgery technicians and found...

4 years 10 months ago

Hundreds may still be untested for hepatitis C

Hundreds of people who may have been exposed to hepatitis C through dirty syringes may not have been tested for the disease yet. A surgery technician with hepatitis C, Kristen Parker, pleaded guilty last month to stealing the painkiller fentanyl and then refilling the contaminated needles with saline solution. Hospitals...

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