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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Some Nurse Practitioner Charges Dismissed

Some of the charges against a Bradford nurse practitioner accused of writing prescriptions she wasn’t authorized to write have been dismissed by the McKean County District Attorney’s office.

54-year-old Darlene Venezia-Skaggs had been charged by the state attorney general’s office for leaving a prescription pad in the office of Medicor Associates after she was terminated so her patients could still get prescriptions for controlled substances.

Court papers say she told agent Heather Dunkle she was concerned that her patients would not get the medication they needed after she was terminated because Dr. Steven Hermann would rarely write prescriptions for controlled substances.

She had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. The charges were dismissed today.

District Attorney Ray Learn tells WESB this set of charges was withdrawn as part of a plea agreement in another case, where she is accused of writing a prescription for a former patient and then delivering to him.

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