Oklahoma Health Department Accounts for Juvenile Patients

May 4, 2013

The sign in front of the now-closed L.E. Rader Center in Sand Springs.
Credit OETA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health says it has accounted for 97 of the 191 juvenile patients who were treated by a Tulsa oral surgeon now being investigated for unsanitary conditions at his clinics.

The Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs says the juvenile patients were treated by Dr. W. Scott Harrington's at his clinic while they were housed at the L.E. Rader Center in Sand Springs, which was the only maximum-security juvenile facility in the state before it closed in 2011.

A spokeswoman for the Health Department, Leslea Bennett-Webb, told The Associated Press Friday that the agency has found the names of 97 of the juveniles on a master list of about 7,000 of Harrington's patients authorities are urging to get tested for hepatitis and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.