EMT’s pelvic exam ‘violated’ pregnant teen, state says

By Kurt Bresswein | For lehighvalleylive.com
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A veteran emergency medical technician working in Warren County was suspended after a pelvic examination on a pregnant teenager “grossly departed from the appropriate standard of care,” according to New Jersey health officials.

Frederick M. Wagner was working for the Washington Emergency Medical Services Squad at the time of the incident, state Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Donna Leusner said.

Wagner was notified of his suspension Thursday by a letter, which was also posted to the department’s website. He has 30 days to appeal the suspension and request a hearing.

He did not immediately respond Monday to messages left for comment on phone numbers listed for him. Officials with the squad serving Washington did not immediately return a call for comment left on their number or respond to an email seeking comment.

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