Disciplinary 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. 

The following links can be used for reference:

Texas Health and Safety Code
Texas Administrative Code
EMS Rules (Title 25, Part I, Chapter 157 of the Texas Administrative Code)
TDSHS Index of EMS/Trauma Systems Policies
To find all Texas laws and codes, go to on Texas.gov.


Reports

2016 Report on Emergency Medical Services Complaints and Investigation (PDF 440KB)



If you have any questions, you can contact:

Terri Vernon, EMS Compliance Specialist
Phone: 512-834-4549
Email: terri.vernon@dshs.texas.gov

Crystal Gallegos, EMS Compliance Specialist
Phone: 737-218-7159
Email: crystal.gallegos@dshs.texas.gov

 


Emergency Suspensions
Benson III, Samuel E. DBA AAA Ambulance, McAllen, TX. September 19, 2017, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.16(a).
Burke, Bret, Cedar Park, TX. August 2, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Castro, Juan, Houston, TX. September 25, 2018, 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).
Cuellar, Henry, Houston, TX. January 2, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Flores, Marcos, Edinburg, TX. May 17, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Freeman, Joshua E., Amarillo and/or Pampa, TX. January 18, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Jones, Brandon C., Houston and/or Alief, TX. June 20, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
King, Jeremy S., Arlington and/or Edgecliff Village, TX. May 2, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Lemons, Matthew R., Dallas, TX. August 28, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
McAllister, Kristian S., Carrollton, TX. June 2, 2017, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
McIntosh, Luke A., Colorado Springs, CO; Houston, TX. March 27, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Pittman, Jeffrey., Conroe and/or Porter and/or New Caney, TX. May 16, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Poenisch, Carl R., Marfa, TX. September 21, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
PVC EMS Inc. DBA Synergy Ambulance Service, Houston, TX. June 5, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.16(a).
Reed, Kenneth, Forney, TX. March 8, 2019, 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).
Spalteholz, Erik R., Johnson City, TX. June 6, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Standerfer, Brandon E., Shamrock, TX. March 22, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Stouffer, Rebecca L., Wichita Falls, TX. October 24, 2016, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Turner Vickye Nicholson and Harden Joe M, Jr. DBA Phoenix Medical Services, Arlington and/or Fort Worth, TX. November 5, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.16(a).
Uhl, Aaron A., San Antonio, TX. June 28, 2017, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Watson, Chad E., Lavon, TX. May 16, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).


 

Current Enforcement Actions

The information listed on the web is the most current; look for the date the page was updated at the bottom of this page.

All postings will remain on the web page:

  • Until the suspension or probation expires; or, 

  • For one year after final action is taken (for reprimands, denials, revocations and administrative penalties). 

Alvarez, Heron, Roma, TX. December 14, 2016, 24 month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) related to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and possessing a controlled substance cocaine. 
Amaya, Joseph E., Alice TX.  January 2, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(27), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) rules in effect on the date of occurrence, related to arrests for theft of property and burglary of habitation, deferred adjudication for burglary of building and burglary of habitation, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, failure to notify the Department of a change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Anderson, Mark E., Houston and/or Katy, TX.  February 2, 2019, 3-day suspension for violating 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.
Anderson, Michael G., Somerville, TX.  August 22, 2018, 12 month probated suspension for violating 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)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(27), and 157.36(b)(30) rules in effect on the date of the occurrence; related to an arrest for theft of property, deferred adjudication for theft, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Apodaca, Martin, El Paso, TX.  March 4, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence) related to an arrest and deferred adjudication for possession of controlled substance, an arrest and conviction for possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department. 
Balthrop, Aelohim A., Houston, TX.  March 4, 2019, 52-month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest and deferred adjudication for aggravated assault – family member and failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history.
Barker, Jason G., Richmond, TX.  December 13, 2018, 2-day suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) rules in effect on the date of the occurrence, related to an arrest and deferred adjudication for theft, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to notify the Department of a change in criminal history.
Barton, Trevor J., San Marcos and/or League City, TX.  March 6, 2019, reprimand for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to failure to follow medical director’s protocols, engaged in conduct that potential jeopardized the health and safety of a patient, and falsified a patient care report.
Biggerstaff, Darla, Waco, TX.  December 3, 2018, 12-month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(11), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(37), 157.36(b)(40), 157.36(b)(47), and 157.36(b)(49) related to failure to follow medical director’s protocols and policies, falsified patient care report, and provided false information to the Department.
Birdine, Kyron, Alexandria, VA.  August 31, 2018, reprimand for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(26) and 157.36(b)(44) related to an arrest for unlawful carry of handgun license holder, failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address, and failure to notify the Department of an arrest.
Brown, Barbara, Canton, TX.  January 8, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(30), and 157.36(b)(44) related to arrests for driving while intoxicated, forgery financial instrument, failure to notify the Department of current mailing address, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Brummett, Paige, Bonham, TX.  April 3, 2019, 6-month suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(36), 157.36(b)(40), and 157.36(b)(41) related to failure to follow medical director’s protocols, accurately document PCRs, and engaged in conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of patients.
Burke, Bret, Austin, TX.  March 7, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(30), and 157.36(b)(44) related to failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address, an arrest for 2 counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Cannon, Debbie A., Tatum, TX.  June 12, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(23) and 157.36(b)(24) related to voluntarily surrendering her Registered Nurse and Vocational Nurse Licenses in lieu of pending disciplinary action regarding allegations of misappropriating medication from her employer and/or patients, testing positive while on-duty for Hydrocodone, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Carson, Chelsea, Lubbock, TX.  June 26, 2019, 7-day suspension beginning on July 26, 2019 for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(41), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to protect and/or advocate for a patient /client from unnecessary risk of harm and falsified patient care report.
Castillo, Jr., Juan Jose, Alamo, TX. March 23, 2018, 6 day suspension beginning April 23, 2018; 3 year, 11 months, 24 days probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(12), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(32), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest for public intoxication, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, failure to provide requested information to the Department, and failure to comply with probationary conditions outlined in an Agreed Order.
Cellio, II, Thomas A., Frisco, TX.  September 20, 2018, assessed an administrative penalty of $1,000.00 for violating EMS Rule 25 TAC § 157.43 (m)(3)(AA) related to demonstrating unprofessional conduct.
Chambers, Michelle D., Spring, TX.  February 19, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(24) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Chevalier, Maurice J., Houston, TX.  July 9, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault family member, deferred adjudication for deadly conduct, discharge a firearm habitation/building/vehicle, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history.
Christopher R. Freed DBA North Texas EMS, Fort Worth, TX.  April 10, 2019, assessed an administrative penalty of $10,000.00 for violating EMS Rule 25 TAC §§ 157.16(d)(12), 157.11(n)(16), 157.16(d)(19), and 157.11(n)(26) related to operating without medical director oversight, failure to notify the Department of a change in its medical director status, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Cline, Michael J., Gainesville, TX. December 3, 2018, 60-day probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(17), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(47) related to misappropriating controlled substance from patient, illegally possessing and self-administering controlled substance, and failure to follow medical director’s protocols.
Cole, Samej T., Lubbock and/or Seagraves, TX.  June 26, 2019, 30-day suspension beginning on July 26, 2019 for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(37), 157.36(b)(41), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to follow medical director’s protocols, providing advanced level of care without medical director authorization, failure to protect and/or advocate for a patient /client from unnecessary risk of harm, and falsified patient care report.
Copeland, Michael B., Millsap and/or Aledo, TX.  January 18, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24) and 157.36(b)(30) rules in effect on the date of the occurrence, related to arrests for aggravated assault date/family/house with a weapon, 2 counts of possession of child pornography, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Cotton, Brent A., Athens, TX.  February 26, 2019, 6-month suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(17), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(33), and 157.36(b)(35) related to misappropriating controlled substance from employer, self-administering controlled substance, and testing positive for controlled substance without proper authorization from a physician’s prescription and/or employer’s medical director.
Cousins, Grant A., Crandall, TX.  March 7, 2019, 12 month suspension with the initial ten (10) day actual suspension beginning April 6, 2019; eleven (11) months, twenty (20) days probated suspension for violating 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(47) related to an arrest and deferred adjudication for Perjury, and making a false statement under oath to a Texas Ranger.
Cross, III, Marvin L., Burleson, TX.  June 24, 2019, revoked for violating 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 an arrest and conviction for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or more, failure to notify the Department of an arrest and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Douglas, Christopher R., Whitewright, TX.  March 6, 2019, 3-day suspension for violating 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(41) related to failure to protect and/or advocate for patient and/or public from unnecessary risk of harm when partner displayed signs of impairment and drove ambulance which resulted in collision.
Emergency Medical Training Services, Frisco, TX.  September 20, 2018, reprimand for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.32(u)(2)(J) and 157.32(u)(2)(K) related to failure to maintain professionalism and lack of supervision of course coordinators.
Emergency Training Enterprises, Sour Lake, TX.  January 2, 2019, 24-month suspension with the initial 12-months actual suspension and remaining 12-months probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.32(t)(3), 157.38(g)(1), and 157.38(g)(2) related to failure to hold current approval to conduct CE courses and awarding CE hours.
Faust, Aidan, San Antonio, TX.  December 13, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(44) failure to provide requested information to the Department, an arrest and conviction for possession of marijuana, an arrest and deferred adjudication for possession of controlled substance, failure to notify the Department of arrests, and failure to notify the Department of a change in criminal history.
Facundo, Jr., Felipe, Fort Worth, TX.  April 15, 2019, suspension until May 31, 2021 for violating 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(k)(5), and 157.38(k)(7) related to failure to provide appropriate documentation and/or proof to validate attestation and/or CE compliance and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Fisher, Eric R., Malakoff, TX. March 8, 2017, 36 month suspension; 3 months actual suspension followed by 33 month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) related to tampering, adulterated, misappropriated and/or self-administered Fentanyl from employer. 
Fithian, Joshua D., Fate, TX. and/or Newburgh, IN.  October 10, 2018, revoked by operation of law, see Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614(c) related to a deferred adjudication for indecency with a child exposes.
Flores, Jesus, Alamo, TX.  September 4, 2018, reprimand for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(5), 157.36(b)(12), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(47),  and 157.36(b)(49) related to failure to contain confidential PHI on PCRs in unsecured storage unit, falsifying information provided to the Department, and failure to comply with an Agreed Order with evidence of completion of required CEs. 
Ford, John H., Fort Worth, TX.  July 31, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(27), 157.36(28), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to arrests for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, abandon/endanger child imminent danger, and harassment by threatening text messages, deferred adjudication for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon and abandon/endanger child imminent danger, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Freeze, Darrell L., Pettus, TX. June 11, 2018, revoked pursuant to Texas Occupations Code § 52.021(b) based on his felony conviction and imprisonment for enticement and coercion of a minor.
Galloway, Collin, Borger and/or Conroe, TX. June 28, 2018, revoked by operation of law, see Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614 based on his deferred adjudication for criminal attempt – indecency with a child by contact. 
German, James M., Conroe, TX.  February 19, 2019, 3-day suspension beginning March 19, 2019 for violating 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. 
Glover, Alan P., Dallas, TX.  September 26, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest for driving while intoxicated, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Gordon, April, Sour Lake, TX.  June 11, 2019, 15-day suspension beginning on July 11, 2019 for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(20) and 157.36(b)(47) related to academic dishonesty by cheating on an Operations Exam.
Hale, Richard W., Fort Worth, TX.  September 26, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(15), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(24), 157.38(c), 157.38(k)(5), and 157.38(k)(7) (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department to validate CE compliance.
Hatcher, James R., North Richland Hills, TX. June 28, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Hannah, Blaine A., Pecos, TX.  June 24, 2019, 12-month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(9) and 157.36(b)(35) related to conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of a patient by not responding to a call while on-duty.
Horning, Joshua L., Humble, TX.  June 12, 2019, 14-day suspension beginning on July 12, 2019 for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(33) related to while on-duty tested positive for cocaine and marijuana.
Hudson, Brittany M., Decatur, TX.  June 27, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), and 157.36(b)(35) (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence) related to an arrest for possession of marijuana, unlawful carrying of weapon, tamper/fabricate physical evidence, an arrest and conviction for driving while intoxicated 2nd, conviction for driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Hungerford, Nancy A., San Antonio, TX. September 4, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence) related to an arrest and conviction for driving while intoxicated, failure to notify the Department of arrest and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Hunter, Matthew D., Highlands, TX.  May 6, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24) and 157.36(b)(30) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department. 
Jackson, Justin T., Lake Jackson, TX.  14 day actual suspension beginning February 22, 2018; 1 year, 11 months, 16 days probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(27), and 157.36(b)(30) related to arrest for tamper/fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair, conviction for tampering with physical evidence, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Johnson, Shelbi, Odessa, TX.  February 19, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(44) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department, failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address, and failure to notify the Department of an arrest for theft.
Jones, Joel C., Burleson, TX.  May 3, 2019, 30-day suspension 11-months probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(33) related to while on-duty tested positive for methamphetamine.
Keenan, Amanda C., Magnolia, TX.  January 8, 2019, revoked for violating 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), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(44) related to an arrest for driving while intoxicated 2nd, conviction for driving while intoxicated 1st, lesser included offense, failure to notify the Department of current mailing address, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
King, Jeremy S., Edgecliff Village, and/or Arlington, TX.  February 13, 2019, revoked for violating Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614 related to a conviction for indecency with a child sexual contact. 
Kutchka, Kevin, M., Houston, and/or Rockport, and/or Granbury, TX.  December 13, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), and 157.36(b)(44); rules in effect on the date of occurrence, related to failure to provide requested information to the Department, failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address, an arrest for driving while intoxicated, an arrest for driving while intoxicated 2nd, an arrest for driving while intoxicated 3rd or more, an arrest for possession of controlled substance, a conviction for driving while intoxicated, failure to notify the Department of arrests, and failure to notify the Department of a change in criminal history.
Lanier, Shadeltra L., Dallas, TX.  November 2, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §157.36(b)(24) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Lee, Brandon A., Sour Lake, TX.  January 2, 2019, assessed an administrative penalty of $1,600.00 for violating EMS Rule 25 TAC §§  157.43(m)(3)(B), 157.43(m)(3)(F), 157.43(m)(3)(N), and 157.43(m)(3)(T) related to failing to comply with the responsibilities of a course coordinator and unlawfully continued to offer CEs.
Lee, Joshua D., Houston and/or Montgomery, TX.  June 27, 2018, suspended for three months to begin July 27, 2018 for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(27), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence) related to a conviction for misprision of a felony, knowledge of fraternity brothers selling marijuana and failure to notify proper authorities, and failure to provide requested information to the Department. 
Magnolia EMS, LLC DBA Magnolia EMS, Houston, TX.  March 6, 2019, assessed an administrative penalty of $21,450.00 for violating EMS Rule 25 TAC §§ 157.11(n)(22), 157.11(n)(31) and 157.16(d)(19) related to failure to maintain motor vehicle liability insurance and transporting patients on uninsured vehicles. 
Malcolm, Seth J., Portland, TX.  August 2, 2018, reprimand for violating 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 for theft of property, deferred adjudication for theft, failure to notify the Department of arrest and change in criminal history.
Marroquin, Jordan P., Helotes, TX.  May 9, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(30), and 157.36(b)(35) related to arrests for possession of marijuana and terroristic threat, failure to notify the Department of arrests, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Marrs, Jeffrey T., Cleburne, TX.  March 28, 2019, 12-month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an indictment and deferred adjudication for harassment, failure to notify the Department of an indictment and change in criminal history.
Martinez, Jr., Ruperto, Houston, TX. August 21, 2018, revoked by operation of law, see Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614(c)(2) based on his deferred adjudication for two counts of possession or promotion of child pornography.
McCloud, Sheena N., Killeen, TX.  October 18, 2018, 12 month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(47) related to false and/or forged student field rotations/clinical ride-outs.
McCormick, Pamela J., Austin, TX. January 23, 2017, 5 year suspension; 5 days actual suspension followed by 4 year 11 month 25 day probated suspension for violating 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 conviction for theft of property, an arrest for misapplication of fiduciary finance/property, failure to notify the Department of arrests and convictions.
McCullough, Bryan R., Houston, TX.  December 13, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30); rules in effect on the date of the occurrence, related to failure to provide requested information to the Department, an arrest for driving while intoxicated, an arrest for driving while intoxicated 2nd, a conviction for driving while intoxicated 1st offender, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to notify the Department of a change in criminal history.
McIntosh, Luke A., Colorado Springs, CO and/or Houston, TX.  March 8, 2019, revoked for violating Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614 related to a conviction for attempted sexual assault and subject to registration as a sex offender.
Medex Transportation Services Inc., Alamo, TX.  June 28, 2019, suspension until March 31, 2020 for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(n)(21), 157.11(n)(25)(G), and 157.11(n)(26) related to operating without medical director oversight, operating without an administrator of record and failure to notify the Department, and submitting an inaccurate administrator of record notification of change form to the Department.
Meier, Zachariah D., Mount Vernon, TX.  January 18, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(24) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Menapace, Christopher C., Houston, and/or Dallas, TX.  February 19, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Michael, Eric C., Cleveland, TX.  July 6, 2018, reprimand for violating 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), 157.36(b)(28) 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) related to arrest and conviction for attempt credit card abuse-seller, arrest and deferred adjudication for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, failure to notify the Department of arrest and change in criminal history.
Mitchell, Cade W., Blanchard, OK.  June 11, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(22), 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 an arrest and receiving deferred adjudication for possession of controlled dangerous substance,  driving while under the influence of drugs, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to notify the Department of an arrest and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Morin, Manuel R., Pearland and/or Houston, TX.  February 8, 2019, 14-day suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(33), and 157.36(b)(35) related to a positive drug screen for marijuana.
Navarro, Daniel, El Paso, TX.  January 8, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) rules in effect on the date of occurrence, related to arrests and deferred adjudication for Obstruct a highway passageway, duty on striking fixture/highway landscape, credit card or debit card abuse elderly, credit card or debit card abuse, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Ni Tram Ambulance Service Inc., Mercedes, TX.  November 9, 2018, assessed an administrative penalty of $500.00 for violating EMS Rule 25 TAC §157.16(d)(12) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Nwako, John A., Houston, TX. March 8, 2017, 7 year probated suspension for violating 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.
Padilla, Odniel, San Antonio and/or Converse, TX.  September 26, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(44) related to an arrest and deferred adjudication for theft, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, failure to provide requested information to the Department, and failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address.
Patterson, Andre, Paducah, TX. March 4, 2019,  revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) related to deferred adjudication for improper relationship between educator/student and failure to notify the Department of change in criminal history.
Perez, Larry, Red Oak, TX. July 6, 2017, 60 month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(30) related to inappropriate sexual contact while on-duty with two female patients approximately seventeen years of age in the back of an ambulance while transporting.
Pompa, Veronica L., Corpus Christi, TX. November 16, 2015, 48 month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(10), 157.36(b)(15), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30) and HSC §773.0615(b)(5) related to conviction for driving while intoxicated, third offense, deferred adjudication for burglary of a habitation, failing to notify the Department of an arrest, failing to notify the Department of change in criminal history, and failing to disclose criminal history on Department renewal application.
Precise EMS, LLC DBA Precise EMS, San Juan, TX. November 13, 2017, 3 year probated suspension and assessed a $71,000.00 administrative penalty with $61,000.00 probated for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(i)(1), 157.11(j)(1)(B), 157.11(j)(1)(E), 157.11(j)(1)(K), 157.11(j)(1)(m), 157.11(m)(2)(C), 157.11(m)(11), 157.11(m)(16), 157.11(m)(29), 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(c), 157.16(d)(10), 157.16(d)(12), 157.16(d)(14), and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications, falsified PCRs, failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failure to assure readiness inspections, vehicle authorizations, anaphylaxis treatment training, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Price, Kenneth B., Houston, TX.  June 27, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §157.36(b)(24) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Ramirez, Brandon M., Houston, TX.  December 13, 2018, revoked pursuant to Texas Occupations Code § 53.021(b) related to felony conviction and imprisonment for Sexual Assault of a Child.
Reel, Megan, Gilmer, TX. June 27, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest for possession of a controlled substance, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department. 
Rivera, David P., Pasadena, TX. June 27, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26) related to an arrest for possession of child pornography, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department. 
Rivers, Marks, Houston, TX.  May 22, 2019, reprimand for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(29) related to an arrest and deferred adjudication for engaging in organized criminal activity, failure to notify the Department of an arrest and change in criminal history.
Ross, Beau C., Brady, TX.  December 3, 2018, 5-day probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(47), and 157.36(b)(49) related to failure to provide all requested information to the Department, provided false information to the Department, and falsified patient care report.
Sabree, Rashad, Houston, TX.  October 10, 2018, revoked by operation of law, see Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614 related to a conviction for sexual assault.
Sellers, Sarah J., Hico and/or Hamilton, TX.  April 15, 2019, 3-day suspension beginning on May 17, 2019 for violating 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.
Shepherd, Haynes F., Houston, TX.  May 22, 2019, 12-month probated suspension; initial 7-days actual suspension contingent upon completion of conditions for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(10), 157.36(b)(11), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(46) related to failure to perform daily readiness check, staffing an ambulance without 2 certified ECA and/or EMT, and abandoning a patient.
Skyline EMS Inc. DBA Skyline EMS, Alton, TX.  April 15, 2019, assessed an administrative penalty of $84,500.00 for violating EMS Rule 25 TAC §§ 157.16(d)(13), 157.16(d)(19), and 157.11(n)(26) related to failing to pay an administrative penalty within timeframe, operating without medical direction oversight, and failure to notify the Department of a change in its medical director status.
Sluder, Michael S., South Houston, TX.  June 11, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest for indecency with a child by sexual contact, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Sose, Xavier, College Station, TX.  August 15, 2018, reprimand for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), and 157.36(b)(35) related to documented nonsensical/inappropriate entries into a patient care report (PCR) and deleted several documented treatments on PCR.
Taylor, Ronnie J., Sachse, TX.  January 8, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(44) related to striking a patient by flicking/thumping in the groin area, failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address, and failure to provide requested information to the Department. 
Thompson, Evelene, Lindale, TX.  December 13, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(45), and 157.36(b)(47) related to falsified/forged skills appraisal forms, clinical reports, intravenous therapy logs, and medical preceptor’s signatures.
Tiger EMS Inc. DBA Tiger EMS, Longview, TX.  June 19, 2018, assessed an administrative penalty of $500.00 for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(c)(7)(F)(v) related to failure to obtain prior approval from the Department for a physical location change. 
Trent, Crystal A., El Paso, TX.  December 13, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest for illegal possession of a controlled substance, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to comply with an Agreed Order.
Turner, Dustin, Kemp, TX. August 31, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), and  157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(32), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(44) rule in effect on the date of the occurrence; related to three arrests for driving while intoxicated, two convictions for driving while intoxicated, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.  
Union Healthcare Services Inc. DBA City EMS, Houston, TX.  February 19, 2019, 1-month suspension, 11-month probated suspension for violating HSC §773.050(a), 25 TAC §§157.11(n)(1), 157.11(n)(22),  157.16(d)(10), 157.16(d)(14), and 157.16(d)(19) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with non-certified EMS personnel, falsified medical personnel’s signatures on PCRs, and failure to possess city permits.
Waller, Michael J., Arlington, TX.  April 3, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(45), and 157.36(b)(47) related to falsifying/forging preceptor signature on clinical evaluation form. 
Wallert, Robert L., Lindale, TX.  January 2, 2019, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(c) and 157.36(b)(24) related to failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address and failure to provide requested information to the Department. 
Wayman, Michael S., Kyle, TX.  April 23, 2019, 12-month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2),157.36(b)(8),157.36(b)(16),157.36(b)(21),157.36(b)(22),157.36(b)(35),157.36(b)(45), and 157.36(b)(47) related to misappropriating a controlled substance belonging to employer, self-administering the medication without having proper authorization from employer’s medical director and/or supervisor, and failure to follow medical director’s protocols. 
Webb, Stephen M., Frisco and/or The Colony, TX.  May 9, 2019, 5-day suspension beginning June 8, 2019 for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(9) and 157.36(b)(34) related to failure to timely arrive for shift, smelled of alcohol, refused breathalyzer test, and absconded duty assignment.
Williams, Vedarrius, Denton, TX.  October 15, 2018, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(30), and 157.36(b)(44) related to arrests for interference with public duties (later changed to resist arrest search or transport), possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.

 

 

Last updated July 12, 2019