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Regular Meeting - July 21-22, 2016

Agenda

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CALL TO ORDER - 8:30 a.m.

REVIEW OF AGENDA (pdf)

REVIEW OF THE MINUTES: April 21-22, 2016 Board Meeting

OPEN FORUM: Thursday July 21, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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;
    Valerie Green vs. Texas Board of Nursing; Katherine Thomas, Executive Director; James W. Johnson, General Counsel; Anthony L. Diggs, Director of Enforcement Division and Theft; Jenna Able, Assistant General Counsel; Kara Holsinger; Cause No. D-1-GN-15-005628, in the 53rd Judicial District Court, Travis 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;
    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;
    Rosemary Hall, BSN, RN v. Texas Board of Nursing and State Office of Administrative
    Hearings, Cause No. D-1-GN-15-002832, 126th District Court of Travis County; and
    Amy Jeanette Banda vs. Texas Board of Nursing, Cause No. D-1-GN-15-005691; In the 98th Judicial District, Travis 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 2016 - MMajek/LPerez
  • 3.1.1. Promoting Competency Report - LLaws
  • 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 - SLee
  • 3.2.4. Consideration of Reports of Survey Visits
  • 3.2.5. Consideration of Notification of Voluntary Closure of Nursing Education Program - Everest College in Fort
    Worth, Texas - Associate Degree Nursing Education Program - GVarnell
  • 3.2.6. Notification of Award of Accreditation for the Master’s Degree in Nursing Program by the Commission on
    Collegiate Nursing Education to Texas A&M Health Science Center in Bryan, Texas - Family Nurse Practitioner Program – GVarnell
  • 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 2016 - MMajek/KThomas
  • 6.1. Nurse Licensure Compact Update - KThomas
  • 6.2. Adoption of Amendments to 22 Tex. Admin. Code §217.4, relating to Requirements for Initial Licensure by
    Examination for Nurses Who Graduate from Nursing Education Programs Outside of United States' Jurisdiction-JAbel
  • 6.3. Adoption of Amendments to 22 Tex. Admin. Code §211.9, relating to General Considerations- JAbel
  • 6.4 Adoption of Amendments to 22 Tex. Admin. Code §211.10, relating to Training and Education Reimbursement- JVanderford
  • 7.1.1. TPAPN Quarterly Report
  • 7.1.2. Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses Third Party Referral Report - TDiggs
  • 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
  • 8.6. ALJ Proposals for Decision
    • 8.6.1. Consideration of Proposal For Decision, Recommendations and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent
      Certificate RN #659864, Issued to SHARIFAH ABDULLAH, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-5557-JAbel
    • 8.6.2. Consideration of Proposal For Decision, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent
      Certificate RN #561876, Issued to JASON ERIC BORQUE, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-1228- JAbel
    • 8.6.3. Consideration of Proposal For Decision, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent
      Certificate RN#656200 and LVN #160665, Issued to HUGH COLE, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-0935-JAbel
    • 8.6.4. Consideration of Proposal For Decision, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent
      Certificate LVN #321162, Issued to MEGAN ALLICE STONE, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-1692 - JAbel
    • 8.6.5. Consideration of Proposal For Decision, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of Permanent
      Certificate LVN #222848, Issued to TVARSKI LASHAWN STONE, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-0557–JAbel
  • 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 LVN #221681, Issued to VANESSA ALONZO, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-2634-
      JAbel (PClapp/KShipp)
    • 8.7.2. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of
      Permanent Certificate RN #844992, Issued to ZACHARY J. JACKSON, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-2392-
      JAbel (PClapp/KShipp/KLHorn)
    • 8.7.3. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of
      Permanent Certificate LVN #171398, Issued to SANTIAGA ROSE LEAL, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-2764-
      JAbel
    • 8.7.4. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of
      Permanent Certificate LVN #200409, Issued to ERIC R. LINDSEY, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-2394-JAbel
      (PClapp/KShipp/KLHorn)
    • 8.7.5. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter of
      Permanent Certificate RN #774667, Issued to ERIN KATHLEEN SHOFFNER, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-2395-JAbel (PClapp/KShipp/KLHorn)


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;
      Valerie Green vs. Texas Board of Nursing; Katherine Thomas, Executive Director; James W.
      Johnson, General Counsel; Anthony L. Diggs, Director of Enforcement Division and Theft;
      Jenna Able, Assistant General Counsel; Kara Holsinger; Cause No. D-1-GN-15-005628, in
      the 53rd Judicial District Court, Travis 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;
      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;
      Rosemary Hall, BSN, RN v. Texas Board of Nursing and State Office of Administrative
      Hearings, Cause No. D-1-GN-15-002832, 126th District Court of Travis County; and
      Amy Jeanette Banda vs. Texas Board of Nursing, Cause No. D-1-GN-15-005691; In the 98th
      Judicial District, Travis 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. OPERATIONS

3. NURSING

4. ENFORCEMENT

5. COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • 5.1. Board Committees
  • 5.2. Advisory Committees/Task Forces
    • 5.2.1. Advanced Practice Nursing Advisory Committee - Kshipp/JZych/NBuckingham
    • 5.2.2. Nursing Practice Advisory Committee - KLHorn/DFlores/DBenbow
    • 5.2.3. Advisory Committee on Education - NAlmasy/APEdwards/DJackson/KBenton/VAyars
    • 5.2.4. Advisory Committee on Licensure, Eligibility and Discipline- DBell/JWJohnston/ JAbel
    • 5.2.5. Task Force to Study Implications of the Growth of Texas Nursing Education Programs - APEdwards/LDisque/KBenton
  • 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, the Texas Workforce
      Commission and the Texas Education Agency – KBenton/JHooper
    • 5.3.3. National Council of State Boards of Nursing - Taxonomy of Error Root Cause Analysis of
      Practice Responsibility (TERCAP) - SCaddell
      • 5.3.3.a. Texas-Taxonomy of Error Root Cause Analysis of Practice Responsibility (TERCAP)
        Update- DBenbow
    • 5.3.4. Texas Team Report - Robert Wood Johnson Initiative - KThomas
    • 5.3.5. National Council of State Boards of Nursing

6. OLD BUSINESS

7. NEW BUSINESS

8. PROPOSED BOARD ORDERS

  • C *8.1. Agreed Orders
    • Atiabet, Albert Bruno Edong LVN# 304169 (DBell)
      Attaway, Michael Lance RN# 806758
      Brestle, Julie Jean RN# 771548
      Brown (Krupp), Abigail K. (Richter, Ruth) RN# 601378
      Chaffee, Stephanie Lynn LVN# 178330
      Collier, Vonda Lashone LVN# 317932
      Courteau, Joan Colette Prescriptive Auth# 3364/AP109893/RN# 244420
      Cowger, Melody Marie LVN# 167793
      Edwards, Theresa RN# 651560
      Elliott, Zana L. APRN# AP115775/ RN# 738885
      Ewald, Lisa Hinterleiter RN# 722241
      Featherston, Jetta Dianna RN# 796374 (DBell)
      Fife, Sabrina Lou RN# 702069
      Gonzales, Maria Aurora RN# 254398/ LVN# 35602
      Hamilton, Angela Poke RN# 880943
      Henslee, Angela RN# 827142
      Herring, Elizabeth Jeannette RN# 821340
      Hougland, Sara Len LVN# 183107
      Kromah, Alice E. RN# 630341/LVN# 124304
      Lacour(Kaping), Stephanie Kay LVN# 150952
      Langley, Emily Megan RN# 792896
      Lapuz, Jeanette Manalese RN# 668078
      Lin, Linda Swee Chun Prescriptive Auth# 5538/AP113124/RN# 570134
      Lister, Tisha Trenee LVN# 210855
      Litton, Valerie J. RN# 527044
      Lopez, Raoul T LVN# 318350
      Mackey, Amber Shae RN# 798243
      Osburn, Karen L. RN# 530969
      Phemister, Tara Victoria RN# 304637
      Pipkin, Rebecca Lea LVN# 150762
      Sten, Laurie Jean LVN# 148255
      Strahan, Jennifer Leigh RN# 697447
      Suvalian, Tatiana V. APRN# AP124823/ RN# 765652 (DBell)
      Torson, Lindi Gail LVN# 192118
      Tucker, Anthony Valentini RN# 597263
      Van Houte, Dinah Lynn LVN# 162794
      Vazquez, Jaime C. RN# 823073
      Williams, Alicia Patrice LVN# 304883
      Wooten, Tara Leshawn LVN# 318896

  • C *8.2. Agreed Orders-KSTAR Program
    • Ozim, Nmasika Caroline RN# 721543 (DBell)

  • C *8.3. Deferred Agreed Orders
    • None

  • C *8.4. Reinstatement Agreed Orders
    • Gonzalez, Robin Leigh RN# 815932
      Jackson, R.J. Watkins RN# 420385
      Kissinger, Kyle Benjamin RN# 788626
      Sanchez, Dawn Marie RN# 669624
      Taylor, Tyler Darnell LVN# 176022

  • C *8.5. Eligibility Agreed Orders
    • Gonzalez, Robin Leigh RN# 815932
      Jackson, R.J. Watkins RN# 420385
      Kissinger, Kyle Benjamin RN# 788626
      Sanchez, Dawn Marie RN# 669624
      Taylor, Tyler Darnell LVN# 176022

  • 8.6. ALJ Proposals for Decision
    • C *8.6.1. Consideration of Proposal For Decision, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter
      of Permanent Certificate RN #659864, Issued to SHARIFAH ABDULLAH, SOAH Docket No.
      507-15-5557- JAbel
      • 8.6.1.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending
        or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #659864, Issued to
        SHARIFAH ABDULLAH, SOAH Docket No. 507-15-5557
    • C *8.6.2. Consideration of Proposal For Decision, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter
      of Permanent Certificate RN #561876, Issued to JASON ERIC BORQUE, SOAH Docket No.
      507-16-1228- JAbel
      • 8.6.2.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending
        or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #561876, Issued to
        JASON ERIC BORQUE, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-1228
    • C *8.6.3. Consideration of Proposal For Decision, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter
      of Permanent Certificate RN#656200 and LVN #160665, Issued to HUGH COLE, SOAH
      Docket No. 507-16-0935 - JAbel
      • 8.6.3.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending
        or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN#656200 and LVN
        #160665, Issued to HUGH COLE, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-0935
    • C *8.6.4. Consideration of Proposal For Decision, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter
      of Permanent Certificate LVN #321162, Issued to MEGAN ALLICE STONE, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-1692 - JAbel
      • 8.6.4.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending
        or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #321162, Issued to
        MEGAN ALLICE STONE, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-1692
    • C *8.6.5. Consideration of Proposal For Decision, Recommendations, and Board action: In the Matter
      of Permanent Certificate LVN #222848, Issued to TVARSKI LASHAWN STONE, SOAH
      Docket No. 507-16-0557 - JAbel
      • 8.6.5.a. Executive Session pursuant to 551.071(1), Texas Government Code, to discuss pending
        or contemplated litigation: In the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #222848, Issued to
        TVARSKI LASHAWN STONE, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-0557

  • 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 LVN #221681, Issued to VANESSA ALONZO, SOAH
      Docket No. 507-16-2634 - JAbel (PClapp/KShipp)
      • 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 LVN #221681, Issued to
        VANESSA ALONZO, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-2634
    • C *8.7.2. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In
      the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #844992, Issued to ZACHARY J. JACKSON, SOAH
      Docket No. 507-16-2392 – JAbel (PClapp/KShipp/KLHorn)
      • 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 RN #844992, Issued to
        ZACHARY J. JACKSON, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-2392
    • C *8.7.3. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In
      the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #171398, Issued to SANTIAGA ROSE LEAL, SOAH
      Docket No. 507-16-2764 - 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 #171398, Issued to
        SANTIAGA ROSE LEAL, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-2764
    • C *8.7.4. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In
      the Matter of Permanent Certificate LVN #200409, Issued to ERIC R. LINDSEY, SOAH
      Docket No. 507-16-2394 – JAbel (PClapp/KShipp/KLHorn)
      • 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 LVN #200409, Issued to
        ERIC R. LINDSEY, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-2394
    • C *8.7.5. Consideration of Order of Dismissal and Remand, Recommendations, and Board action: In
      the Matter of Permanent Certificate RN #774667, Issued to ERIN KATHLEEN SHOFFNER,
      SOAH Docket No. 507-16-2395 – JAbel (PClapp/KShipp/KLHorn)
      • 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 RN #774667, Issued to
        ERIN KATHLEEN SHOFFNER, SOAH Docket No. 507-16-2395

9.MISCELLANEOUS

  • 9.1. Board Items of Interest for Future Board Meetings
  • 9.2. Board Development: KStar Site Visit, July 20, 2016
  • *9.3. Review of the Board Quarterly Meeting Evaluation - KShipp
  • 9.4. Consideration of Proposed Date and Topics for October, 2016 Board Retreat - KShipp/KThomas
  • *9.5. 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/DBell
  • *9.6. Executive Session Pursuant to Tex. Gov’t Code Ann. §551.074 (Texas Open Meetings Act) Regarding Personnel Matters: Annual Board Self-Evaluation - KShipp/DBell
  • 9.7. Report on the Results of the Texas Board of Nursing Survey of Employee Engagement – Noel Landuyt, PhD, with The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work
  • 9.8 Nominations for Board Vice-President for 2017-2018

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