HARRISBURG – Attorney General Michelle Henry announced today that a Bradford County nurse practitioner pleaded guilty to prescribing medications without a collaborating doctor and false billing. Some of the charged conduct happened while she was engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a patient.
Stefanie King, 46, of Ulster, PA, pleaded guilty to several felony counts and has surrendered her Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner’s license. She is also ordered to pay nearly $450,000 in restitution.
“The defendant abused her position of trust by engaging in conduct that served herself and violated a system meant to assist our most vulnerable residents,” said AG Henry. “My office is committed to holding accountable those who put patients at risk and compromise our health care programs.”
The investigation found that King falsely billed in excess of $300,000 to private insurers, as well as $100,000 to the Commonwealth, for services below acceptable medical treatment standards. Additionally, she wrote over 3,750 prescriptions to patients while not meeting the requirements to prescribe under Pennsylvania law.
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