Complaints & Enforcement

Our EMS Compliance Unit investigates complaints against:  

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel,  
  • EMS providers,  
  • EMS first responder organizations,  
  • EMS education programs,  
  • EMS course coordinators, and  
  • EMS instructors. 

 

Complaints

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Complaints involve possible violations of:

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File a complaint?

You can file a complaint by completing a form and submitting to the EMS Compliance Unit:
Email: EMS_Complaint@dshs.texas.gov  
Fax: 512-821-4510 
Mail:  
Mail Code-1876,  
Texas Department of State Health Services,  
Attn: EMS Complaints,  
PO Box 149347,  
Austin, TX 78714-9347  
You can get the complaint form online or call us at 512-834-6765 to ask for a copy. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Enforcements Actions

The information in this section is intended to provide public notice of disciplinary action by the Department of State Health Services and the Division for Regulatory Services, Compliance Unit, and is not intended to reflect the specific findings of either entity.

This information may not reflect any number of factors including, but not limited to, the severity of harm to a patient, any mitigating factors, or a provider/certificant's disciplinary history. This listing is not intended as a guide to the level of sanctions appropriate for a particular act of misconduct. 


 

Emergency Suspensions

Angel Jr., William Allen, Pikeville, TN.  September 24, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a) for the duration of the Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.

Barth, Gage Ryan Glendale, AZ. January 27, 2023, Emergency Suspension of privilege to practice, Pursuant to Health and Safety Code 778A related to the EMS Compact and EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Bitar, Steven, El Paso, TX.  June 15, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Calhoun, Ryan, Gatesville, TX.  July 1, 2021, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Cambre, Taylor Morgan, San Angelo, TX.  May 9, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Cole, William R., McKinney, TX. May 16, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Craver, Noah, Plano, TX.  January 25, 2023, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Cuellar, Henry, Houston, TX. January 2, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Dial, Joseph Ernest, Fort Worth, TX.  June 21, 2021, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Dignity Best EMS INC, Houston, TX.  November 10, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.16(a).

Franks, Roy Thomas, Giddings, TX.  July 15, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Garcia, IV, Eduardo, Laredo, TX.  May 1, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Gill, James Patrick, Humble, TX.  January 21, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Gillock, Robert, Poolville, TX.  December 5, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Hill, Ted Pete, Cypress and/or Spring, TX.  March 9, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Hogston, Elijah, Boling, TX.  July 13, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Horne, Isaiah, Bedford and/or Irving, TX.  December 7, 2021, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Hutchinson, Derrick, Leakey, TX.  April 5, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Lawrence, Joshua L., Dripping Springs, TX.  September 16, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Lehman, George, Waxahachie, TX.  November 9, 2021, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Lindgren, Nathan Scott, San Antonio, TX.  December 2, 2021, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Lively, Christopher, Bastrop, TX.  March 9, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

McAlexander, Donald Raymond, Conroe, TX.  August 13, 2021, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Pena, Augustin Daniel, Bishop, TX.  September 19, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Perry, Ryan C., Navasota, TX.  January 2, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Pitcher, Darvin Dean, Spring, TX.  March 5, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Read, Casey Bernard, Georgetown, TX.  October 7, 2021, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Reed, Marcus D., Round Rock, TX. March 15, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Sanchez, Germain Javier Luna, Houston, TX. August 13, 2021, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Setterlund, Kyle Steven, Killeen, TX.  December 21, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Simmons, Kyle Joseph, Bryan, TX.  December 3, 2021, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Simpkins, Brad Scott, Coppell, TX.  July 14, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Smith, Rodney Lloyd, Lucas/Allen/Melissa, TX.  June 1, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Stephenson, Jeremy, Denison and/or Gainesville, TX. August 22, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Sticker, Justin Lee, Kountze, TX.  July 22, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Streppone, John Anthony, Schertz and/or San Antonio, TX.  September 7, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Taylor Jr., Michael Ray, Friona, TX.  April 14, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Tejeda, Samuel A., Jarrell, TX.  August 30, 2021, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Thornton, Matthew Allen Liberty, TX.  November 5, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Tine, Hunter Kit, Fort Worth and/or North Richland Hills, TX.  June 16, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Union Healthcare Services, Inc. DBA City EMS, Houston, TX.  October 11, 2021, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.16(a).

Venzor, Evan, Austin, TX.  August 10, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Wheeler, Masson Doss, Conroe, TX. February 2, 2023, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Wolfenbarger, Michael, Richardson, TX. July 14, 2022, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Current Enforcement Actions


For current license status, go to the Online License Verification site.All postings will remain on the web page:

  • For one year after final action is taken; and/or
  • Until the suspension or probation expires, whichever is longer.   
 Name  City of Residence Alleged Action  Enforcement Action(s)  Order Effective Date 
Adams, Steven Edward Sunnyvale/Longview, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to criminal conduct resulting in a conviction for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More and failing to notify department of change in criminal history. 24-month Probated Suspension August 18, 2021
Allen, Jacqualius Ronshay Zamir Fort Worth, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.33(m)(3), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(48), and 157.36(b)(50) related to failure to follow Medical Director's Protocols/Policies, engaging in behavior that is non-diagnostic and/or non-therapeutic; engaging in activity that betrays the patient privacy perspective or public trust and confidence in EMS.  Revocation April 14, 2022
Baker, Caitlin Niccole Orange, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c) and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance.

7-days Suspension From November 10, 2022 through  November 17, 2022

October 10, 2022

Barajas, Jr., Carlos San Antonio and/or Mission, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to make accurate, complete, and/or clear patient care report, engaged in conduct that jeopardized or had the potential to jeopardize the health or safety of any person, and falsified EMS record, patient record or report. 12 months Probated Suspension June 10, 2022
Beach, Dillon Jay Dumas and/or San Antonio, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to criminal conduct resulting in deferred adjudication community supervision for Stalking. 12-month Probated Suspension July 14, 2022
Beagnyam, Azzie Marshall Dickinson, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance.

14-days Suspension From October 28, 2022 through November 11, 2022

October 28, 2022

Behringer, Randall Haslet, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(11), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(37), 157.36(b)(41), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to follow Medical Director's Protocols, delegating EMS functions to a person who lacks the education, training, experience, or knowledge to provide appropriate level of care, failure to protect patients/clients and/or the public from unnecessary risk of harm, and engaged in conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of a patient.  6-months Suspension April 27, 2022
Brookins, Sr., Danny J. Denison and/or Warren, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest and conviction of Possession of Controlled Substance,  failure to notify of an arrest for Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member, and failure to notify the Department of change in criminal history. Probated Suspension until May 31, 2024 March 23, 2020
Burnley, Curtis Albert Dallas/Waxahachie, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(7), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(30) rules in effect on the date of occurrence, related to permitting physical or emotional abuse or injury to a patient or the public, and/or failing to report such abuse or injury to the employer, appropriate legal authority and/or the department, failure to follow Medical Director's Protocols, failure to make accurate, complete, and/or clear patient care report, engaging in conduct that jeopardizes or has potential to jeopardize a patient. 24-month Probated Suspension June 16, 2021
Carter, William Jordan Rowlett, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(35) related to criminal conduct resulting in conviction for Attempted Theft of Property $2,500.00. 14-days Suspension followed by Probated Suspension until July 26, 2024 July 26, 2022
Castillo II, Porfirio

Mcallen and/or
Donna, TX

Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c) and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide requested information and failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance. Revocation

October 06, 2022

Cavazos, Hernan Alton, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(24), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5) related to failure to provide requested information and failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE compliance. Revocation February 1, 2023
Chaffer, Sterling Christopher Temple, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5) related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance.  7-days Suspension on July 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 16 and 17  June 24, 2022
City of Dallas Fire-Rescue Department Dallas, TX Violated HSC § 773.065(a) and EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11 and 157.16 (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence) related to Quality Management Plan and oversight of EMS personnel. A Mediated Settlement by Agreed Order was reached. Administrative Penalty of $108,750.00 held in abeyance for 21 months November 18, 2022
Coker, Corey Lynn Yantis and/or Sulphur Springs, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(49) related to criminal conduct resulting in a conviction for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or more and failure to report arrest.  12-Month Probated Suspension June 6, 2022
Cook, Christopher Wayne Benbrook and/or Fort Worth, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(32), and 157.36(b)(33) related to misappropriating medication and supplies from his employer and testing positive for Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, and Ecstasy (MDMA). 12-months Probated Suspension December 22, 2022
Edwards, Joshua Austin Lewisville and/or Coppell, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), and 157.36(b)(35) related to failure to provide requested information, criminal conduct resulting in deferred adjudication community supervision for Stalking and failing to notify department of change in criminal history. Suspended until September 20, 2023 June 7, 2022
Escamilla, Rachel Rocksprings, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance. Reprimand July 26, 2022
Escobedo, Mario Arturo El Paso, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(34) related to refusal of an employer drug screen test right before, after, or during an assigned EMS shift. 6-month Probated Suspension January 11, 2022
Fields, Adam Vidor, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(17), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35) and 157.36(b)(47) related to misappropriating medications belonging to the employer, failure to take precautions to prevent misappropriating medications, engaging in conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health or safety of any person, engaging in activity that betrays the public trust and confidence in EMS, and engaging in acts of dishonesty which relate to the EMS profession. 90-days Suspension from December 8, 2022, until March 8, 2022, followed by a Probated Suspension until December 8, 2023 January 17, 2023
Flores, James Peter  Carrollton, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(7), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(30) rules in effect on the date of occurrence, related to permitting physical or emotional abuse or injury to a patient or the public, and/or failing to report such abuse or injury to the employer, appropriate legal authority and/or the department, failure to follow Medical Director's Protocols, failure to make accurate, complete, and/or clear patient care report, engaging in conduct that jeopardizes or has potential to jeopardize a patient. 24-month Probated Suspension April 6, 2021
Flores, Joseph Daniel Dumas, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(35) related to criminal conduct resulting in an arrest and deferred adjudication for Tampering with Governmental Record and failure to report arrest and notify Department of change in criminal history. 48-month Probated Suspension March 11, 2021
Floyd, Sr., Kerrick Deon Houston, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(35) related to receiving deferred adjudication community supervision for having committed a third-degree felony offense of Medicaid Fraud Over or Equal to $20,000 and Under $100,000, failure to report arrest and failure to notify the Department of change in criminal history. Revocation August 25, 2022
Fox, Chantil Rose Petrolia, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(47) related to criminal conduct resulting in deferred adjudication community supervision for Theft of Property
Greater Than $2,500.00 Less Than $30,000.00 Enhanced and failure to notify Department of indictment. 
24-months Suspension April 27, 2022
Frazier III, Ronald Joseph Georgetown, TX Violated Texas Occupations Code § 53.021(b) related to felony conviction and imprisonment for Sex Abuse of a Child Continuous: Victim Under 14 Revocation

October 31, 2022

Garza, Daniel B. Eagle Pass, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance. 7-days Suspension from September 15, 2022 through September 21, 2022 August 15, 2022
Garza, Emilia Jasso South Houston, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance. 7-days Suspension from September 17, 2022 through September 23, 2022 August 17, 2022
Gaw, Evan Odessa, TX Violated Texas Occupations Code § 53.021(b) related to felony conviction and imprisonment for Manslaughter. Revocation April 25, 2022
Gibbs, Adam Steele Bulverde, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance. 7-day Suspension July 28, 2022
Gonzales, Elias Alice and/or Corpus Christi, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to criminal conduct resulting in deferred adjudication community supervision for three state jail felony offenses of Credit or Debit Card Abuse, failing to report arrest and failing to notify department of change in criminal history. Reprimand July 7, 2022
Grodey, Robert David Tuscola, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(12), and 157.36(b)(19), related to failure to comply with an Agreed Order. 83-days Suspension from August 16, 2022 through November 7, 2022 August 16, 2022
Grodey, Robert David Tuscola, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to engaging in conduct that jeopardized the health and safety of a patient and failure to make an accurate, complete, and/or clear patient care report. 7-day Suspension from March 04, 2022 through March 10, 2022, followed by an 83-day Probated Suspension February 4, 2022
Hawkins, James Eric Murphy, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(47), and 157.36(b)(49) related to failure to provide requested information, misappropriating medication from his employer, testing positive while on-duty for Hydrocodone and Hydromorphone, and falsifying information provided to the department. 24-month Probated Suspension May 20, 2021
Hawkins, Shaun A. Houston, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(31) and 157.36(b)(35) related to criminal conduct resulting in deferred adjudication community supervision for Assault Intentional/Reckless/Impede Breath/Circulation with Previous Conviction and for Assault Family Member, failure to notify department of change in criminal history and failure to report arrests. 12 months Probated Suspension August 1, 2022
Hoenich, Nicholas Allen Bedford, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(45), and 157.36(b)(47) related to engaging in acts of dishonesty which relate to the EMS profession by falsifying and/or forging paramedic clinical paperwork. 3-months and 15-days Suspension 
from March 15, 2022 through July 1, 2022
 
March 24, 2022
Holiness & Brothers INC DBA Holiness & Brothers EMS Sealy, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(n)(22) and 157.16(d)(19) related to failure to possess city permits.  Administrative Penalty $1,875.00 May 17, 2022
Holley, Raymond Cypress and/or Houston, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5) related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE compliance. Revocation January 5, 2022
Jackson, Alexandra Elisa Edinburg, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to failure to provide requested information and failure to report arrests. 18-months Suspension August 18, 2022
Jackson, Cortney Gerard Dallas, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(24), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5) related to failure to provide requested information and failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE compliance. Revocation February 1, 2023
Jones, Jason David Decatur, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(24), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide requested information and failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance.  Revocation April 6, 2022
Karaffa, Andrew John Georgetown, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c) and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide requested information and failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance. 7-day Suspension July 7, 2022
Kerbow, Robin Glen De Leon and/or Pantego, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(45), and 157.36(b)(47) related to engaging in acts of dishonesty which relate to the EMS profession by falsifying and/or forging paramedic clinical paperwork.

12-months Probated Suspension 
from July 19, 2022 through July 19, 2023
 

July 19, 2022
Ketcherside, Kelly Ann Leonard, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(32), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(44) related to failure to provide requested information, failure to notify the Department of current mailing address, and operating an emergency response vehicle under the influence of alcohol. 24-month Probated Suspension April 30, 2021
Lackey, Sean Houston, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(9) related to failing to respond to a call while on duty and/or leaving duty assignment without proper authority. Reprimand February 22, 2022
Larson, Daniel Anton Terrell, TX Violated Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614 related to deferred adjudication community supervision for Manufacture/Deliver Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2 Greater Than or Equal to 4 Grams, Less Than 400 Grams, and failure to notify the Department of final court outcome. 24-months Probated Suspension May 13, 2022
Lawrence, Walker Watt Millsap and/or Weatherford, TX Violated Texas Occupations Code § 53.021(b) related to felony conviction and imprisonment on four (4) counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Revocation August 9, 2022
Lee, Coy Waylan Stamford, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)18), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) related to criminal conduct resulting in deferred adjudication community supervision for Aggregate Theft and failure to report change in criminal history. 30-day Suspension followed by a Probated Suspension until August 7, 2023 February 10, 2021
Lewis, Christopher Michael Chillicothe, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5) related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance. Reprimand August 25, 2022
Lindburg, Tyrone Henry Montgomery, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157,36 (b)(21), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(35) related to criminal conduct resulting in a conviction for three state felony offenses of Tampering with Governmental Record. Reprimand January 31, 2023
Marroquin, Kevin Arlington, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s protocol, falsifying patient care report, engaging in conduct that had the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of a patient by performing beyond the scope of level of certification or licensure without Medical Director’s authorization. 7-day Suspension to begin April 11, 2022 March 11, 2022
Martin, Todd Alan Martin Kingwood, TX

 

Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.43(h)(17), 157.43(m)(3)(B),
157.43(m)(3)(G), 157.43(m)(3)(S), and 157.43(m)(3)(T) related to failure to failure to comply with the responsibilities of a course coordinator.

 

90-days Probated Suspension 

Administrative Penalty $1,875.00 held in abeyance for 90-days
July 19, 2022
McCloud, Sheena Nichole Killeen, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(24), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide requested information and failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE compliance. 12-month Probated Suspension  February 11, 2022
McNiel, Wanda Darlene Moody, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance.  Revocation April 27, 2022
Mitchell, Adam Denison and/or Sherman, TX Violated EMS Rules §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance.  7-days Suspension April 25, 2022
Morris, John Robert  Vidor, Texas Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocol, engaging in conduct that jeopardized the health and safety of a patient, and failure to make an accurate, complete, and/or clear patient care report. 90-day Probated Suspension February 8, 2022
Morris, Robert Jacob Kountze, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(12), and 157.36(b)(44) related to failure to comply with the terms of a Department ordered suspension, staffing an EMS ambulance with a suspended EMS certification, and failure to notify the Department of current mailing address. Reprimand February 8, 2022
Nwako, John A. Houston, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest and conviction for theft involving Medicaid and Medicare billing and failure to notify the Department of an arrest and conviction. 7-year Probated Suspension March 8, 2017
Ogavu, Stephen Houston, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26),  157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to criminal conduct resulting in deferred adjudication community supervision for third-degree felony offense of Medicaid Fraud Equal to or Over $20K Under $100K, failing to report arrest and failing to notify department of change in criminal history. Suspension until November 11, 2025 June 30, 2022
Oldani, Patrick Andrew Lake El Sinore, CA and/or Merkel, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(35), and 157.36(41), related to engaging in conduct that jeopardized the health and safety of a patient and failure to protect and/or advocate for a patient and/or the public from unnecessary risk of harm. 90-day Probated Suspension  February 17, 2022
Owens, Serrick Dallas, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(36), and 157.36(b)(40) related to failure to follow Medical Director's Protocols/Policies, failure to contact Medical Control and/or the Medical Director as required, falsifying a patient care report, failure to maintain a substantial amount of skill, knowledge, and/or academic acuity to timely and/or accurately perform
duties. 
6-months Suspension
from May 26, 2022 through November 26, 2022
May 26, 2022
Parry, Kyle William Bevan Beaumont and/or Lumberton and/or Silsbee, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(31) and 157.36(b)(33) related to related to a positive drug screen for Cocaine. 90-day Suspension 
from March 22, 2022 through June 22, 2022 

 
February 22, 2022
Payne, Brad Russell Sweetwater, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16),
157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(32), and 157.36(b)(35) related to misappropriating medication from his employer. 
12-months Suspension
from May 25, 2022 through May 25, 2023
May 25, 2022
Pearson, Ronnie Paul Houston, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to criminal conduct resulting in an arrest and conviction for Theft of Property >= $2,500 < $30K, failure to report arrest and notify Department of change in criminal history and failure to provide requested information. Revocation February 1, 2023
Pempsell, Daniel Paul Aledo and/or Fort Worth, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.33(m)(3), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(38), and 157.36(b)(40) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols/Policies, failure to contact Medical Control as required and engaging in conduct that jeopardizes or has potential to jeopardize a patient. Reprimand September 21, 2022
Pompa, Veronica Lea Corpus Christi, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5) related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance.  14-days Suspension
from June 20, 2021 through July 4, 2022
June 20, 2022
Precise EMS LLC DBA Precise EMS San Juan, TX Violated HSC § 773.050(a) and EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.11(n)(1), 157.11(n)(5), and 157.16(d)(14) (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence  related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications and failure to comply with an Agreed Order. 4-year probated suspension and an Administrative Penalty of $355,375.00 with $307,375.00 probated  January 21, 2020
Prosinski, Michael Montgomery, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(11) and 157.36(b)(31) related to delegating EMS functions to a person who lacks the education, training, experience, or knowledge to provide appropriate level of care, and engaged in conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of a patient.  6-months Suspension
from October 7, 2021 through May 4, 2022
 
May 4, 2022
Quillen, Jordan Lumberton, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35) related to engaged in conduct that jeopardized or had the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of a person, by performing an invasive treatment without medical authorization, unlawfully appropriated medical equipment, supplies and medication, engaged in act of dishonesty by tampering with a governmental record, and failure to report arrest 24-months Suspension April 27, 2022
Quiroga, Esmeralda Raymondville, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(24), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide requested information and failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE compliance. Revoked from November 1, 2021 through February 16, 2022
30-day Suspension beginning February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022
Richards, Sarah Jane Poteet, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c) and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide requested information and failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance. 7 days Suspension July 7, 2022
Ridge, Timothy David Houston, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c) and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide requested information and failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance. Revocation

October 07, 2022

Schriber, Shirley Ann Floresville, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.43(h)(2), 157.43(h)(17), 157.43(m)(3)(B), and 157.43(m)(3)(E) related to failure to provide supervision and oversight, failure to comply with the responsibilities of a course coordinator, and falsifying course completion certificates.  24-month Probated Suspension August 10, 2021
Scott, Devan Charles Azle, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to failure to provide requested information, criminal conduct resulting in deferred adjudication community supervision for Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence, failure to notify department of change in criminal history, and failure to report arrest. Revocation August 17, 2022
Shaw, Horace Cedar Hill, TX Violated Texas Occupations Code § 53.021(b) related to felony conviction and imprisonment for two counts of Manslaughter. Revocation January 20, 2023
Shaw, Sterling Alexander Fort Worth, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(24), 157.38(c), 157.38(j)(2), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide requested information and failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance. 6-months Probated Suspension  July 25, 2022
Simpson, Garrett Canyon, TX Violated Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614 related to deferred adjudication community supervision for Online
Solicitation of a Minor Sexual Conduct.
Revocation April 6, 2022
Smith, Rodney, Lloyd Lucas and/or Allen and/or Melissa, TX Violated Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614 related to conviction for one (1) count of Sexual Assault of a Child and counts two (2) through nine (9) deferred adjudication community supervision for Sexual Assault of a Child. Revocation July 7, 2022
Sparks, David Paul Waxahachie, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE compliance. 7-day Suspension to begin April 29, 2022 March 29, 2022
Spradlin, Joe Allen Jr. Houston, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(38) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols/Policies, failure to make accurate, complete, and/or clear patient care report, engaging in conduct that had the potential to jeopardize patient, and betraying public trust and confidence in EMS by causing or permitting emotional abuse. 60-day Probated Suspension March 11, 2022
Sutton, Brittanie Scurry, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.33(m)(3), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(38), and 157.36(b)(40) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols/Policies, failure to contact Medical Control as required, engaging in conduct that jeopardizes or has potential to jeopardize a patient. Reprimand January 17, 2023
Thrasher, Keifer Stephon Lubbock, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(g) related to reapplication for EMS certification after revocation of previous EMT certification. 12-month Probation February 9, 2022
Triplett, Rachel Lynn Arlington, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance and failure to respond to request for information. 3-day Suspension January 19, 2022
Upchurch, Jared Wayne Texarkana, TX Violated Texas Occupations Code § 53.021(b) related to felony conviction and imprisonment for two counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Revocation November 28, 2022
Van Dyke, Luke Austin, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(45), and 157.36(b)(47), related to falsifying and/or forging clinical documents and entering false patient data to a computer program used by the employer. 12-months Suspension
from September 12, 2022 through September 12, 2023

 
September 8, 2022
Walker, Perry Scott Flint, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(20), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(40) related to related to assisting another to cheat on psychomotor examinations, engaging in any activity that betrays public trust and confidence in EMS, and engaging in acts of dishonesty which relate to the EMS
profession. 
90-day Suspension 
from April 4, 2022 through July 4, 2022 

 
March 4, 2022
Wells, Billy Nathiel Arlington and/or Seagoville, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30), related to criminal conduct resulting in deferred adjudication community supervision for Injury to Child Causing Bodily Injury, failure to notify department of change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information. Suspended until December 31, 2023

October 24, 2022

Williams, Andrew Evan Houston, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(38) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols/Policies, failure to make accurate, complete, and/or clear patient care report, engaging in conduct that had the potential to jeopardize patient, and betraying public trust and confidence in EMS by causing or permitting emotional abuse. 60-day Probated Suspension March 11, 2022
Wood, Michael Seguin, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.44(i)(2)(B), 157.44(i)(2)(I), 157.44(i)(2)(J), 157.44(i)(2)(N), 157.44(i)(2)(Y)(ii), 157.44(i)(2)(Y)(iii), 157.44(i)(2)(Z)(ii), and 157.44(i)(2)(Z)(iii), related to failure to fulfill responsibilities as an EMS Instructor, failure to accurately teach the course curriculum, sexually harassing female students, and exhibiting unprofessional conduct – discrimination and verbal abuse. EMT Certification: 30-days Suspension from August 25, 2022, through September 25, 2022

And 

EMS Instructor Certification: Revocation

 
August 25, 2022
Wright, Frances Ann Porter, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(16) related to misappropriating medication from her employer. 3-days Suspension from May 5, 2022 through May 7,2022 followed by 87-days Probated Suspension      May 4, 2022
Ybarra, Anthony Elsa and/or Edcouch, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2)(A), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5), related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE Compliance. Reprimand August 24, 2022
Zakem, Donna Needville, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.33(m)(3), 157.36(b)(8), and 157.36(b)(35) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols/Policies. 6-months Probated Suspension December 20, 2022

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