By: KDKA-TV News Staff

BECKLEY, W. Va. (KDKA) – A West Virginia VA is currently in the spotlight for giving veterans unlicensed procedures.

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An investigation is underway into allegations that an unlicensed doctor was conducting unauthorized procedures.

Nearly 400 veterans who had acupuncture procedures at the facility are being asked to get tested for bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis and HIV.

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The doctors may have used dirty needles on some of the veterans, according to investigators.

“We do not deserve this. We have served our country with selfless, low-paying jobs, and we do not deserve this.”

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The Beckley VA says the hospital is testing patients “out of an abundance of caution.”