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Regular Meeting - July 23-24, 2015

Supplemental Agenda

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CALL TO ORDER - 8:30 a.m.

REVIEW OF AGENDA (pdf)

REVIEW OF THE MINUTES: April 16-17, 2015 Board Meeting

CONSENT AGENDA:

  • 1.2.1. Update of Pending Litigation in the Matters of:
    Ex Parte Brian Zalesky, Cause No. D-1-EX-09-000516, 427th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas;
    Bernardino Pedraza, Jr. vs. Texas State Board of Nursing, Cause No. C-2541-10-B; In the 93rd Judicial District, Hidalgo County; Texas;
    Rodney Wayne Hicks vs. Texas Board of Nursing, and in their official capacities only, Katherine Thomas, Executive Director, and Kristin K. Benton, President of the Board, Cause No. Cause No. D-1-GN-12-003118, in the 353rd Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas;
    Stanley Payne, Plaintiff, vs. Texas Board of Nurse Examiners a/k/a Texas Board of Nursing, Defendant, Cause No. D-1-GN-12-003072, in the 126th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas;
    Jane Otieno vs. Texas Board of Nursing, Cause No. D-1-GN-13-002487, In the 201st District Court, Travis County, Texas;
    Darlene Moriarty vs. Texas Board of Nursing, Cause No. D-1-GN-14-002410, In the 53rd District Court, Travis County, Texas;
    Davina Danielle Moore vs. Texas Board of Nursing, D-1-GN-14-002109, In the 126th District Court, Travis County, Texas; and
    Rosemary Hall vs. Texas Board of Nursing, Cause No. 429-01709-2015, In the District Court, Collin County, Texas.
    The Board Reserves the Right to Convene in Executive Session, if Necessary, Pursuant to §551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to Discuss Pending or Contemplated Litigation in these Matters.
  • 2.1. Financial Statement - 3rd Quarter, Fiscal Year 2015 - MMajek/KThomas
  • 2.2. Continuing Education Pre-Renewal Audit Report - 3rd Quarter, Fiscal Year 2015 - MMajek
  • 3.1.1. Promoting Competency Report - BCone
  • 3.2.1. Status Report on New Nursing Education Programs and Active and Potential Proposals - JHooper
  • 3.2.2. Status Report on Programs with Sanctions - JHooper
  • 3.2.3. Report on Communication Activities with Nursing Education Programs - SEmerson
  • 3.2.4. Report of Survey Visits
  • 3.2.5. Notification of Merger of the University of Texas at Brownsville in Brownsville, Texas and the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, Texas - Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Education Programs - VAyars
  • 3.2.6. Notification of Award of Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation to Texas State University Master's Degree Program in Nursing in Round Rock, Texas - GVarnell/JHooper
  • 4.1. Criminal Background Check Update - TDiggs
  • 4.2. Report on Enforcement’s Initiative to Address Complaint Backlog - TDiggs
  • 5.1.1. Eligibility and Disciplinary Committee - JWJohnston
  • 5.1.2. Quarterly Statistical Report - 3rd Quarter, Fiscal Year 2015 - MMajek/KThomas
  • 7.1.1. TPAPN Quarterly Report - MVanDoren
  • 7.1.2. Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses Third Party Referral Report - TDiggs
  • 7.2. Consideration of Proposed 2015 Board of Nursing Rule Review Schedule - JAbel
  • 8.1. Agreed Orders
  • 8.2. Agreed Orders - KSTAR Program
  • 8.3. Deferred Agreed Orders
  • 8.4. Reinstatement Agreed Orders
  • 8.5. Eligibility Agreed Orders
  • 8.7. Default ALJ Proposals for Decision
    • 8.7.1. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #688975, Issued to DANIEL KEITH DAIGGER, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-2574- JAbel
    • 8.7.2. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #121939, Issued to MELLYSSA WATSON DUNCAN, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-1810- JAbel
    • 8.7.3. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #192109, Issued to KIMBERLY TOVAR FLORES, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-2198- JAbel
    • 8.7.4. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #628737 Issued to TAMMY L. FOSTER, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-2031- JAbel
    • 8.7.5. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #234153, Issued to KRISTIN NICOLE GARCIA, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-1855- JAbel
    • 8.7.6. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #805675, Issued to KAUNTA LASHUN HOBBS, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-1721- JAbel
    • 8.7.7. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #680086, Issued to LYNNE RENEE RICHNOW, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-2888- JAbel


1. ADMINISTRATION

  • *1.1. Executive Director’s Report - KThomas
  • 1.2. Legal - JWJohnston
  • C *1.2.1. Update of Pending Litigation in the Matters of:
    Ex Parte Brian Zalesky, Cause No. D-1-EX-09-000516, 427th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas;
    Bernardino Pedraza, Jr. vs. Texas State Board of Nursing, Cause No. C-2541-10-B; In the 93rd Judicial District, Hidalgo County; Texas;
    Rodney Wayne Hicks vs. Texas Board of Nursing, and in their official capacities only, Katherine Thomas, Executive Director, and Kristin K. Benton, President of the Board, Cause No. Cause No. D-1-GN-12-003118, in the 353rd Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas;
    Stanley Payne, Plaintiff, vs. Texas Board of Nurse Examiners a/k/a Texas Board of Nursing, Defendant, Cause No. D-1-GN-12-003072, in the 126th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas;
    Jane Otieno vs. Texas Board of Nursing, Cause No. D-1-GN-13-002487, In the 201st District Court, Travis County, Texas;
    Darlene Moriarty vs. Texas Board of Nursing, Cause No. D-1-GN-14-002410, In the 53rd District Court, Travis County, Texas;
    Davina Danielle Moore vs. Texas Board of Nursing, D-1-GN-14-002109, In the 126th District Court, Travis County, Texas; and
    Rosemary Hall vs. Texas Board of Nursing, Cause No. 429-01709-2015, In the District Court, Collin County, Texas.
    The Board Reserves the Right to Convene in Executive Session, if Necessary, Pursuant to §551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to Discuss Pending or Contemplated Litigation in these Matters.
  • *1.2.1.a. Consideration of Proposed Settlement Agreement In the matter of Bernardino Pedraza, Jr. vs. Texas State Board of Nursing, Cause No. C-2541-10-B; In the 93rd Judicial District, Hidalgo County, Texas - JWJohnston
    Executive Session pursuant to §551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending or contemplated litigation: In the matter of Bernardino Pedraza, Jr. vs. Texas State Board of Nursing, Cause No. C-2541-10-B; In the 93rd Judicial District, Hidalgo County; Texas, including consideration of proposed settlement agreement.
  • *1.2.2. Discussion of Peer Assistance Program Services Contract between the Board and the Texas Nurses Foundation, continuation of the Peer Assistance Program Services Contract between the Board and the Texas Nurses Foundation, and a Request for Proposal for a new Peer Assistance Program Services Contract - JWJohnston/JVanderford
  • *1.3. Legislative Update - KThomas/BHolter

2. OPERATIONS

3. NURSING

4. ENFORCEMENT

5. COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • 5.1. Board Committees
  • 5.2. Advisory Committees/Task Forces
  • 5.3. Collaboration with Outside Agencies/Stakeholders
    • 5.3.1. Statewide Health Coordinating Council Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies Advisory Committee - KThomas
    • 5.3.2. Updates Related to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission - KBenton/JHooper
    • 5.3.3. National Council of State Boards of Nursing - Taxonomy of Error Root Cause Analysis of Practice (TERCAP) - SCaddell
      • 5.3.3.a. Texas-Taxonomy of Error Root Cause Analysis of Practice (TERCAP) Update- DBenbow/KBenton/MBThomas
    • 5.3.4. Texas Team Report - Robert Wood Johnson Initiative - KThomas
    • 5.3.5. National Council of State Boards of Nursing

OPEN FORUM: Thursday, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


6. OLD BUSINESS

  • *6.1. Nurse Licensure Compact Update - KThomas
  • 6.2. Staff Update Regarding Proposed Amendments to 22 Tex. Admin. Code §223.1, Pertaining to Fees - JAbel

7. NEW BUSINESS

8. PROPOSED BOARD ORDERS

  • C *8.1. Agreed Orders
    Adragna, Angela Patricia LVN# 188644/ RN Exam Petitioner
    Allen, Jennifer RN# 731031/ APN# AP121748
    Anderson, Alicia A RN#501543/ LVN# 82865
    Bartholomee, Helen Bain RN# 629141
    Bergeron, Mary Bingham RN# 743178/ LVN# 179721
    Bermea, Raquel Vasquez LVN# 173381
    Bott, Kelley Louise RN# 714766
    Buford, Carlos Edwan RN# 753580/ AP# AP115212/Prescriptive Auth# 7107
    Butcher, Sharon Mae RN# 600575
    Cailing, Gerardo Palad RN# 750903
    Cantu, Stacie Jeannette RN# 819479
    Carrier, Valenda Denise RN# 693975
    Castleberry, Stacy Renee RN# 710907
    Coloton, Jasmine Rae RN# 689703
    Coronado, Louis Armando LVN# 184176
    Craddock, Caroline Sue RN# 251885/ APN# AP116158/ Presc Auth# 7948
    Culp, Shannon Helene LVN# 314133
    Dowell, Megan LVN# 220729
    Dunn, Gary M. RN# 621164
    Ervin, Rebecca Murray RN# 571738/APN#AP109293/Prescriptive Auth# 2853
    Fox Barbara N. RN # 617412
    Fuentes, Brenda RN# 795728
    Golden, Sarah Elizabeth LVN #317572
    Grantham, Johnnie Price RN# 714028
    Gray, Carol Wright RN# 568602/ LVN# 95965
    Harrison, Renee L. RN# 525863
    Head, Jessica Leann RN # 832221
    Heath, Tedra RN# 811711
    Hehr, Jason Kenneth RN# 735237
    Hernandez, Cynthia Ann LVN# 157503
    Jeter, Lainie Renee LVN# 305166
    Johnson, Barbara Ann LVN# 200547
    Jones, Christy Ann RN# 727847
    Kenjarski, Teresa Aleman RN# 654913
    Knox, Teresa Kay RN# 765566
    Landin, Ysabel RN# 616990/ LVN# 131163
    Lay, Jenifer Rebecca RN# 771244
    Lecroy, Sandra Kay RN #257698
    Leonard, Man Lu RN# 829150
    Lowthorp, Florence Mieko RN# 722887
    Maria, Alla RN# 851988
    Miles, Kristi Lee LVN# 172943
    O'Donnell, Kelly Victoria RN# 771662
    Pratt, Michelle LVN# 154538
    Reece, Emily Adrienne RN# 673503/APN# AP113721/Prescriptive Auth# 5907
    Register, Peggy Melissa RN# 864491
    Rodriguez, Elizabeth LVN # 223567/ RN Exam Petitioner
    Rollins, Tiashia Tarquele RN# 799523
    Rose, Anitra Nell RN# 724885
    Schnettler, Kristy RN# 785092
    Silva, Kay Lisa Da RN# 627265
    Snyder, Kristie Lynette LVN# 214424
    Stokes, Sheila Mohkami RN# 749720
    Thorn, Angelia Y. LVN #81335
    Tolbert, Maria Esther LVN# 232294
    Tolbert, Sheila Yvette RN# 815833/ LVN# 303695
    Torres, Moises RN# 644724
    Truby, Donald Paul LVN # 313107
    Villadsen, Christen Maurice RN# 737123
    Walker, Heidi W. RN# 668809/ AP# 120652/Prescriptive Auth# 11577
    Walker, Susan Alane RN# 799665
    Weimer, Dalynn Lou-Cille LVN# 309770
    White, Karen Lynn LVN #311442
    Whitfield, Jeffery Tyrone RN# 678314
    Williams, Susan Koehler RN# 736365
  • C *8.2. Agreed Orders-KSTAR Program
    Good, Candy Lee RN# 833963

  • C *8.3. Deferred Agreed Orders
    Boone, Stephen Brian RN #822794

  • C *8.4. Reinstatement Agreed Orders
    Gramm (Bratten), Shaunna Maureen RN# 701894
    Herrera, Patricia LVN# 207925
    Smith, Gordan Wallace LVN# 186724
    Thaggard, Joe Bradley RN# 584749

  • C *8.5. Eligibility Agreed Orders
    Statham (Harris, Roberson), Terrie Marie LVN Endorsement Petitioner
    Stockton, Matthew Charles LVN Exam Petitioner
    Myres, Zuri Virginia RN Endorsement Petitioner

  • 8.6. ALJ Proposals for Decision
    • None

  • 8.7. Default ALJ Proposals for Decision
    • C *8.7.1. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #688975, Issued to DANIEL KEITH DAIGGER, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-2574- JAbel
      8.7.1.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #688975, Issued to DANIEL KEITH DAIGGER, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-2574
    • C *8.7.2. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #121939, Issued to MELLYSSA WATSON DUNCAN, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-1810- JAbel
      8.7.2.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #121939, Issued to MELLYSSA WATSON DUNCAN, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-1810
    • C *8.7.3. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #192109, Issued to KIMBERLY TOVAR FLORES, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-2198- JAbel
      8.7.3.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #192109, Issued to KIMBERLY TOVAR FLORES, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-2198
    • C *8.7.4. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #628737 Issued to TAMMY L. FOSTER, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-2031- JAbel
      8.7.4.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #628737 , Issued to TAMMY L. FOSTER, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-2031
    • C *8.7.5. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #234153, Issued to KRISTIN NICOLE GARCIA, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-1855- JAbel
      8.7.5.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #234153, Issued to KRISTIN NICOLE GARCIA, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-1855
    • C *8.7.6. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #805675, Issued to KAUNTA LASHUN HOBBS, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-1721- JAbel
      8.7.6.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #805675, Issued to KAUNTA LASHUN HOBBS, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-1721
    • C *8.7.7. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #680086, Issued to LYNNE RENEE RICHNOW, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-15-2888- JAbel
      8.7.7.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #680086, Issued to LYNNE RENEE RICHNOW, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-2888

9. MISCELLANEOUS

  • 9.1. Board Items of Interest for Future Board Meetings
  • 9.2. Board Development: None
  • *9.3. Review of the Board Quarterly Meeting Evaluation - KShipp
  • 9.4. Executive Session Pursuant to Tex. Gov't Code Ann. §551.074 (Texas Open Meetings Act) Regarding Personnel Matters: Annual Performance Evaluation of Katherine A. Thomas, MN, RN, FAAN, Executive Director - Convene in Open Session to consider recommendations and take action - KShipp
  • 9.5. Executive Session Pursuant to Tex. Gov't Code Ann. §551.074 (Texas Open Meetings Act) Regarding Personnel Matters: Annual Board Self-Evaluation - KShipp

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