Health care providers who fraudulently obtain and distribute the coronavirus vaccine could lose their licenses and face up to $1 million in fines, under a new executive order announced Monday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The threat comes amid a widening fraud investigation into ParCare Community Health Network, a chain of urgent care clinics catering to Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Orange County. Over the weekend, the state accused the network of illegally obtaining the vaccine and administering it to members of the public.
“You’re going to see more and more of this,” Cuomo predicted on Monday. “It’s almost an inevitable function of human nature and of the market place.
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