By Associated Press - Friday, June 2, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - An abortion clinic in Pennsylvania’s capital city has been accused of violating state health laws for the fourth time in six years.

State officials say a February inspection of the Hillcrest Women’s Health Center in Harrisburg found the clinic didn’t have a registered nurse on staff or proof that its doctor is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

Records indicate the clinic has since hired a registered nurse, plans to provide proof of board certification for its doctor, and will complete background checks on at least eight workers who didn’t have state clearance to treat patients under 18.

Records from 12 abortion patients showed none received nursing care or monitoring while recovering from anesthesia and the files of seven such patients didn’t include any anesthesia records. They also indicated that patients’ blood types weren’t tested or recorded before surgical abortions.

The clinic has until Aug. 31 to correct any violations. A woman who answered the phone at the clinic Friday declined comment.

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