The state refused to release the name and location of the clinics that they inspected. The violations cited below could be for ANY clinic in the state.
- 25 total clinics have abortion services in their license and are subject to inspection by the state.
- Since January 1st, 2000, 45 inspection have been completed on clinics:
- 8 of the 25 clinics were not inspected at all.
- 12 of these 25 clinics were inspected more than once.
- No Clinics were inspected annually.
- The state averaged 3.5 inspections per year between January 1st, 2000 and December 31st, 2012.
These are the violations that were found. Reports are below, mostly redacted
- Failure to ensure that medical personnel are properly credentialed.
- Failure to ensure that a qualified pathologist examine tissues removed during the abortion and that fetal remains and tissue are properly labeled as required by law.
- Failure to ensure that a registered professional nurse is present in the recovery room to ensure continual monitoring and observation for all post-operative patients.
- Unsanitary practice of reusing and reprocessing suction tubing for aspiration of human contents, which is clearly inconsistent with the product label which stipulates that it is a disposable device intended for single use.
- Anesthesiologist cited for relying on a broken monitor to continuously assess the patient’s cardiac status, vital signs, and oxygen saturation. The anesthesiologist failed to report the broken equipment to the appropriate staff.
- Sink in the laboratory is inappropriately used for cleaning and during procedures. Medication, mixing, hand washing, urine disposal and speculum cleaning are all done in the same sink.
- Autoclave (Sterilizing Machine) was not quality checked on a regular base. Sterilized forceps and cuvettes kept stored beyond the storage life of six months.
- Automated External Defibrillator not functioning and/or with outdated pads or maintenance.
- Staff screening for tuberculosis had not been performed; no current staff health assessment in place.
- There was no separately enclosed soiled and clean utility room to ensure adequate infection control. This includes the inability to ensure negative pressure in soiled utility areas.
- Surgical sterile equipment was stored in the same area as non-sterile equipment.