July 6, 2015   School Closings
Listen Live WCPN / WCLV
ideastream
Mission 4
Values 1
Values 2
Values 3
Vision 3
Vision 4
Vision 5
Values 4
Values 5
Values 6
Vision 1
Vision 2

Choose a station:

90.3 WCPN
WCLV 104.9
WVIZ/PBS

State Officials Tell Hospitals to Shelve Rape Kits

Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Share

State health officials are telling hospitals around Ohio to stop using rape evidence kits made by a central Ohio company. From Ohio public radio station WOSU, Steve Brown reports.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Attorney General Mike DeWine says investigators noticed a problem with the kits from Pickaway Diversified Industries when several kits from obviously unrelated cases tested positive for the same DNA.

DEWINE: “We then started tracing it back and found that we have contamination in the company that actually assembles these rape kits.”

Tammy Alvoid is executive director at the non-profit. She’s most concerned with having to potentially reimburse hospitals.

ALVOID: “It financially could have a very serious impact on our business.”

DeWine says the attorney general’s office will do its best to handle payments to hospitals. He declined to blame the problem on the non-profit employing developmentally disabled people. He called it an issue of poor supervision.

Main Topic

Comments