Woman who Denver Health said posed as medical student will not face charges

DENVER — The University of Colorado Denver student who Denver Health Medical Center said posed as a medical student in order to treat one of its patients won’t face charges, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.

Vanessa Loznik will not be prosecuted because of insufficient evidence, prosecutors said.

In a report filed with the state health department, Denver Health said Loznik was somehow able to obtain a student learner badge.

Denver Health said Loznik then conducted rounds and placed sutures in the arm of a female patient, who was in her 20s.

Denver Health said this was done under the supervision of a doctor and it notified the patient after learning of the incident.

The medical center was not cited by the state for any wrongdoing.