Audit confirms 8 Cumberland Co. women received late notifications about abnormal test results

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Monday, County Manager Amy Cannon said her audit team combed through records spanning that time frame and out that eight women were notified in an untimely manner. (WTVD)

An emergency meeting of Cumberland County Commissioners was held Monday to discuss whether the Cumberland County Health Department failed to alert women about abnormal results from breast and cervical cancer exams.

In May, a nurse manager, who was with the department for 30 years, reached out to ABC11 claiming that the Cumberland County Health Department failed to notify hundreds of patients about abnormal pap smear and breast examination results from 2010 to 2015.

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Monday, County Manager Amy Cannon said her audit team combed through records spanning that time frame and found that eight women were notified in an untimely manner.

"Since then the health department has developed new policies and procedures to recent that occurrence," Cannon said. "So, I feel good about the procedures the health department has in place today."

Officials have yet to comment about how those eight women fell through the cracks of the system.

ABC11 has requested to see the department's policy changes.

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