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VA OIG Finds Pattern of Deficiencies


Last updated 5/19/2020 at 10:20pm

The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs has been busy following up on allegations and conducting inspections and investigations.

The OIG was asked to investigate deficient staffing and competencies in sterile processing at one of the VA’s health care facilities. The end result: For six years the facility hadn’t followed manufacturer instructions for sterilization. Specifically, medical staff reassembled gadgets before sterilizing. No patients were harmed, the OIG determined. But that same facility failed to follow guidelines for having a certain level...

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