In July 2009 the Medical Commission amended the statement of charges against physician assistant Patricia Hernandez (PA10003590). Allegations include crossing professional boundaries with patients, asking patients for a loan, treating immediate family members, and prescribing narcotics and issuing refills of the narcotics without examining the patients or noting justification in the medical record.
Texas: In July 2009 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Sara A. Warren (RN00153305) with unprofessional conduct. She allegedly failed to comply with terms and conditions set against her license.
Health care providers charged with unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond to the Department of Health in writing. The case then enters the settlement process. If no disciplinary agreement can be reached, the case will go to a hearing.