State acts on doctor associated with hepatitis outbreak

OSHA Healthcare Connection, April 14, 2009

New Jersey state regulators have suspended the medical license of an oncologist who could have potentially infected nearly 3,000 patients with hepatitis B.

Investigators allegedly found egregious infection control errors at the Toms River, N.J., office of Parvez Dara, MD, after five cancer patients tested positive for hepatitis B.

You can read more about this story at the OSHA Healthcare Advisor, along with tips and tools to ensure infection control compliance.

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