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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: April 1, 2015
DHSS-4-2015





EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT PRACTICE CLOSED IN LEWES


DOVER (April 1, 2015) - Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) has ordered the closure of Delaware Otolaryngology Consultants, LLC, located at 17316 Coastal Highway, Lewes, Delaware 19958. Following complaints, the ear, nose, and throat medical practice was inspected by DPH and closed after the agency was unable to confirm that proper sterilization processes were followed. DPH encourages customers and employees who may have received services at this facility to contact their health care provider to discuss evaluation for diseases such as hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that may have been transmitted through potentially unsterile equipment.

Title 16 Del.C. 122(3)(y) gives the Division of Public Health (DPH) authority to establish standards with respect to safety and sanitary conditions of certain medical facilities, and investigate and inspect any such facility for unsafe or unsanitary conditions upon receipt of a written complaint by a patient or current facility employee, or upon the occurrence of any adverse event in connection with any such facility.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, drink almost no sugary beverages.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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