Friday, February 18, 2011

Lawmakers Calling For More Oversight in VA Dental Clinic

If they just would get as passionate about the children being exposed to the exact same issues at the Medicaid Dental mills spread all over Ohio.  While they are at it, REPLACE YOUR DENTAL BOARD AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, they suck!

By Joanne Huist Smith, Staff Writer Updated 10:15 AM Thursday, February 17, 2011
DAYTON — Three Dayton area congressmen are calling for an investigation into the lack of oversight that allowed a dentist at a Dayton VA Medical Center clinic to violate medical standards for nearly two decades, potentially exposing hundreds of veterans to blood-borne pathogens.

On Wednesday, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; and Rep. Mike Turner, R-Centerville, sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, urging him to order a review of oversight practices at the Dayton VA.

“The fact that our veterans could have been exposed to infection, let alone over the past 18 years, without any intervention from supervisors at the Dayton VA is outrageous,” Turner said.
“Secretary Shinseki must take steps towards righting this wrong.”
The VA has identified at least 535 former patients who may have been exposed to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.  more

WHIO-TV Video Report

Dayton ABC Story- Video Included