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Decision calls for nurse’s license to be revoked based on video footage of attack on patient

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 2211807 , Decision Date: 2022-01-14 
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In affirming the Nursing Board’s revocation of an LPN’s license, Judge Walker rejected the nurse’s argument that her abusive conduct with a child patient was part of a “training program” to curb negative behavior. The Judge concluded that the video footage revealed the incident to [..] Read More..

Evidence of nurse kicking, hitting adult patient leads to order for license revocation

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 2211808 , Decision Date: 2022-01-13 
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The Nursing Board sought to revoke an LPN’s license based on evidence that the nurse had kicked, hit, and pushed an adult patient with developmental disabilities.  In affirming the Nursing Board’s decision, Judge Walker rejected the LPN’s assertion that he had been unprepared for the [..] Read More..

Paramedic’s license revoked for performing unauthorized procedures

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Barnes 
Docket Number: 2117423 , Decision Date: 2021-05-26 
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In affirming the Department of Public Health’s decision to revoke a paramedic’s EMS license, Judge Barnes concluded the paramedic had performed two procedures on patients—specifically, a surgical cricothyrotomy and a shoulder reduction—that fell outside the proper scope of practice for paramedics. Currently on appeal before [..] Read More..

Excessive Prescription of Opioids

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 2109138 , Decision Date: 2021-05-05 
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Revocation of physician’s license was recommended, based on unprofessional conduct and failure to maintain appropriate medical records, where physician prescribed excessive amounts of opioids without medical justification.

Officer’s POST certificate revoked after she abandoned her post to have an inmate perform cosmetic services on her.

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1712780 , Decision Date: 2017-01-05 
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The Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council appropriately revoked the POST certification of a corrections officer after she abandoned her assigned post at Hancock State Prison in order to have an inmate perform unauthorized cosmetic services on her elsewhere in the facility.

Physician cannot waive requirement of in camera review and nondisclosure to the public.

Topic: Professional Licensing, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: ******* , Decision Date: 2017-02-15 
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Because the governing statute provided that the results of physical and mental examinations at issue in actions against physicians’ licenses “shall be” received in camera and not disclosed to the public, the physician could not exercise any privilege to waive disclosure of the record.

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