posted on January 24, 2013 11:51
Senator Chuck Schumer wants the Buffalo VA Hospital to offer health testing to the families of veterans who may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis.
Schumer says the testing should be extended to the family members and their caregivers after the hospital used shared insulin pens on the veterans. Schumer says the veterans and their family members have been exposed to life-threatening diseases and testing needs to be performed immediately.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs initiated a probe this week of how the hospital overlooked federal protocol.