DOH: Hudson Valley Doctor Infected Patients With Hepatitis
A local doctor is accused of infecting four patients with hepatitis. Testing for Hudson Valley residents is recommended over fear of more being exposed to hepatitis or HIV.
The New York State Department of Health is advising any patient who has received an intravenous infusion, injection, or had blood taken at Tomorrow Medicine's, from two Westchester County locations, to get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
Health officials are advising the public after four patients of Dr. Timothy Morley tested positive of hepatitis C. In all four, the strains of hepatitis C were identical, suggesting transmission likely occurred at the practice, officials say.
The patients were allegedly infected at the following Tomorrow Medicine locations:
• 37 Moore Avenue, #3, Mount Kisco, N.Y.
• 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, N.Y.
Anyone who received an intravenous infusion, injection, or a blood draw at these locations should contact their health care provider to get tested. Testing is also available at no cost for patients through the Westchester County Department of Health by calling (914) 995-7499 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Additionally, representatives from the New York State Department of Health are available to answer questions at 1-888-364-4902 Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dr. Morley's medical license was suspended after officials found a series of inappropriate infection control practices and concerns regarding the preservation, preparation, handling and administration of medication, officials say. A formal hearing is pending over charges of violating the state Public Health and Education Law and failing to produce relevant records as part of a state and local investigation.
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