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Steelton doctor's medical license suspended indefinitely

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The State Board of Medicine has indefinitely suspended a Steelton doctor's license to practice as a medical physician and surgeon in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Maryjo E. Szada must meet nine requirement before she can apply to have her license reinstated, according to a consent agreement and order dated April 22.

Szada must complete at least 10 hours of education on infection control and another 10 hours of education on adequate record keeping. She must also develop protocols to instruct her staff on proper infection control, record keeping, and follow-up treatment for outside laboratory and test results.

If her medical license is reinstated, Szada will be on probation for two years and could be inspected at any time.

Szada's license was temporarily suspended April 9 after state investigators said they found dirty medical tools in a sink at her office, treatment records that failed to meet the board's minimum requirements, and specimens from pap smears and a sexually transmitted disease that had insufficient identifying information.

Szada, a family physician with an office at 381 S. Front Street, also admitted that she used Lysol liquid floor cleaner and Lysol spray to disinfect medical equipment, including tools for gynecological exams, then reused the instruments on different patients, authorities said.

Investigators said the Lysol cleaning products do not meet the minimum standards of high-level disinfection for gynecological and other semi-critical instruments as set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, yet they obtained information to suggest that Szada solely used Lysol on medical equipment for at least the past year.

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