Local doctor to pay restitution to Attorney General's office

Created: 09/03/2014 4:36 PM WHEC.com

A local pediatrician will pay restitution to the state Attorney General's office.

The AG's office says he gave free vaccinations to children who weren't eligible to receive them.

We're told Doctor Joseph Grossman received vaccinations through a state program and he was required to give them free of charge to children enrolled in Medicaid and those who didn't have insurance. The office says an investigation found he gave vaccines to children who were not eligible.

A spokesperson for New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Office issued a statement to News10NBC saying, "The New York State Department of Health provided these vaccinations to help children in need get necessary immunizations. Our investigation into this case uncovered that vaccinations were not being used for their intended purpose, and our office is pleased that we reached a settlement that reimburses the state and maintains the integrity of this important program for New York's children."

Under the settlement, Grossman will pay $7,000.

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