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Buchanan County Health Center will pay $406,000 in settlement

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INDEPENDENCE (KWWL) -

An Eastern Iowa hospital has settled federal allegations that it employed a nurse who was on a federal list of barred people.

Buchanan County Health Center in Independence hired Stephanie Davison in 2007. She was dismissed in 2011. Davison was convicted of theft in 2001 and forgery in 2002 prior to her employment at Buchanan County Health Center. She also had drug charges filed against her in 2003. 

The federal government bars some people from working in federally funded health care facilities because of criminal or other misconduct.

The hospital will pay more than $406,000 to the federal government in the settlement. The hospital says at no time was patient care a concern.

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