Disciplinary Actions

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To file a confidential complaint regarding EMS personnel or an EMS service call (800) 452-6086.

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, Enforcement 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. 

 


Emergency Suspensions

Chandler-Owens, Megan, Rio Vista, TX. October 31, 2014, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Garner, John M., Amarillo, TX. November 5, 2014, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Gray, Sean, Frisco, TX. April 16, 2014, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Hefner, Jeremy G., Kilgore, TX. August 19, 2014, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Hodges, Freddy W., Paris, TX. June 4, 2014, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Long, Jr., Robert A., McKinney, TX. September 11, 2014, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Roumanos, Christopher, Houston, Texas, December 5, 2011, emergency suspension pursuant to EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).

Wilborn, Ede R., Fort Worth, TX. March 6, 2014, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).


If you have any questions, you can contact:

Terri Vernon, EMS Enforcement Specialist
Phone: 512/834-6665 ext. 4549
Email: terri.vernon@dshs.state.tx.us

 


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). 

A Believers EMS LLC DBA A Believers EMS, Houston, TX. October 13, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(d)(4), 157.11(i)(2), 157.11(j)(1) and 157.11(m)(5) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to assure critical patient care equipment has spare batteries or an alternative power source, failing to have EMS crew properly identified by last name, certification or license level and provider name, and failing to have an environmental system capable of heating or cooling within the patient compartment.
Acute Care EMS, Inc., Houston, TX. February 16, 2014, assessed a $7,500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(i)(3), 157.11(j)(1) and 157.11(m)(11) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations and failing to assure current protocols, equipment, supply and medication lists are maintained on each vehicle.
Adisatu Incorporated DBA Trusted Care EMS, Houston, TX. March 31, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(20) and 157.11(m)(30) related to failing to notify the Department when operations in its service area ceased and change of medical director.
American Medical Response Ambulance Service dba AMR-Dallas, Farmers Branch, TX. September 17, 2013, assessed a $500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §157.11(d)(1), 157.11(j)(5), 157.11(m)(5), and 157.11(m)(11) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to have EMS crew properly identified by last name, certification or license level and provider name, and failing to assure current protocols, equipment, supply and medication lists are maintained on each vehicle.

Ambulance Transportation Services, LLC, McAllen, TX. December 30, 2011, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules §157.11(i)(2), 157.11(j)(1), 157.11(m)(1) and 157.11(m)(5) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times and failing to have crew members properly identified by name, certification level and /or provider name.

Baker, Cody P., Hardin, TX. October 1, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(1) and 157.36(b)(30), and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Baytex Ambulance Services Inc., DBA Baytex Ambulance Services, Houston, TX. June 17, 2014, assessed a $3,750.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(d)(1), 157.11(d)(4), 157.11(j)(1), and 157.11(m)(5) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to have EMS crew properly identified by last name, certification or license level and provider name, and failing to have an environmental system capable of heating or cooling within the patient compartment.

Belton Fire Department/EMS, Belton, TX. June 17, 2014, assessed a $1,250.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(d)(14), and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

Beneficient Inc. DBA Beneficient Medical Response, Houston, TX. June 27, 2014, assessed a $1,500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(20) and 157.16(d)(19) related to operating an EMS service without a medical director.

Birhiray Holdings Inc. DBA Pulse EMS, Houston, TX. July 21, 2014, assessed a $1,350.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(20) and 157.16(d)(19) related to failing to notify the Department of a change of its medical director.

Bonneau, Christopher A., Horizon City, TX. June 11, 2014, 6 month suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(7), 157.36(b)(28) and 157.36(b)(30) related to failing to follow medical director’s protocols and failing to document patient care on the PCR.

Booth, Franklin D., Dayton, TX. April 15, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(15), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(29) related to a deferred adjudication  for insurance fraud and failing to disclose the offense on  a Department EMT renewal application.

Buck, Bret A., Yantis, TX. October 1, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1), 157.36(b)(30), and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Calhoun County EMS, Port Lavaca, TX. October 1, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(d)(14), and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

Central EMS Inc., DBA Central EMS, Houston, TX. June 17, 2014, assessed a $3,750.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(c)(2)(D), 157.11(d)(1), 157.11(j)(1), 157.11(j)(7)(I), 157.11(m)(5), and 157.11(m)(11) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to have EMS crew properly identified by last name, certification or license level and provider name, failing to assure current protocols, equipment, supply and medication lists are maintained on each vehicle, and failing to display vehicle authorization in patient compartment.

Choice Aid EMS LLC, Dickinson, TX. June 17, 2014, assessed a $500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(c)(2)(D), 157.11(d)(1), and 157.11(j)(1) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, and failing to display vehicle authorization in patient compartment.

Christopher R. Freed DBA North Texas EMS, Azle, TX. June 3, 2014, assessed a $750.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(3), and 157.11(j)(5) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, and failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations.

City of Cleveland EMS, Cleveland, TX. June 4, 2014, assessed a $1,500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(3), 157.11(j)(5), and 157.11(m)(11) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times,  failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations, and failing to assure current protocols, equipment, supply and medication lists are maintained on each vehicle.

City of Sachse Fire Department, Sachse, TX. October 30, 2014, assessed a $700.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(d)(14), and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

Clanton, Charles C., Quitman, TX. September 6, 2013, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1) and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Clark, Christopher A., New Waverly, TX. October 1, 2014, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 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 an arrest for improper photography or visual recording, failing to notify the Department of an arrest, conviction of a Class A Misdemeanor criminal offense of attempted improper photography, failing to notify the Department of a change in criminal history, failing to give the Department information requested.

Clarke, Joshua, North Richland Hills, TX. September 29, 2014, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(17) and 157.36(b)(21) related to failing to respond to the Department request for information and photographing a past course exam and then electronically distributing to students.

Coleman County Medical Center DBA Coleman County EMS, Coleman, TX. October 30, 2014, assessed a $3,600.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(d)(14), and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

Cooke County EMS, Gainesville, TX. September 24, 2014, assessed a $700.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(d)(14), and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

Coppell Fire Department, Coppell, TX. September 24, 2014, assessed a $1,750.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(d)(14) and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

Cornerstone EMS Inc., Houston, TX. December 13, 2013, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(c)(2)(D), 157.11(i)(2), 157.11(i)(3), and 157.11(j)(5) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to assure critical patient care equipment has spare batteries or an alternative power source, failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations and failing to display vehicle authorization in patient compartment.

Day, Seth M., Nevada, TX. June 9, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1), 157.36(b)(30), and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Devine Solutions Group LLC DBA Quick Response EMS, Stafford, TX. October 16, 2014, assessed a $3,750.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(c)(2)(D), 157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(2), 157.11(i)(3),  and 157.11(j)(5) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to assure critical patient care equipment has spare batteries or an alternative power source, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations, and failing to display vehicle authorization in patient compartment.

Eagle Pass Fire Department, Eagle Pass, TX. June 17, 2014, assessed a $3,300.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(d)(14), and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

Earthman, David, Austin, TX. August 12, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(30) related to receiving deferred adjudication for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana and failure to notify the department of arrests.

Emergency Room Mobile Services Inc., DBA Rescue Squad, Flower Mound, TX. August 10, 2014, assessed a $750.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(2), 157.11(j)(1), and 157.11(m)(11) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times and failing to assure current protocols, equipment, supply and medication lists are maintained on each vehicle.

English, Jeremy P., Houston, TX. March 21, 2014, revocation pursuant to Chapter 53 of the Texas Occupations Code, §53.021(b) related to a felony conviction and imprisonment for three counts of sexual assault of a child.

Eudey, Doug S., Amarillo, TX. February 20, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1), 157.36(b)(30), and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Eva L. Rodriguez DBA Life Saver Ambulance, Leon Valley, TX. October 30, 2014, assessed a $250.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(2), and 157.11(j)(1) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times.

Fast Express EMS Inc., Houston, TX. March 31, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(20) and 157.11(m)(30) related to failing to notify the Department when operations in its service area ceased and change of medical director.

Fire Emergency Medical Services LLC, Edinburg, TX. September 3, 2013, assessed a $500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), and 157.11(j)(1) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times.

Floren, Casey D., Aubrey, TX. October 1, 2014, revoked for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29) and 157.36(b)(30) related to misappropriating and/or tampering and/or adulterating, and/or self-administering morphine from his employer and an arrest for diversion of controlled substance for personal use and not notifying the Department of the arrest.

Fowls, John L., Missouri City, TX. May 8, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(15), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(29) related to a deferred adjudication for assault and failing to disclose on a Department EMT renewal application, an arrest for assault and interference with an emergency call, failing to notify the Department of the arrests and change in criminal history and failing to respond to the Department request for information.

Fuentes, Christina C., Arlington, TX. October 1, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(7) and 157.36(b)(30) related to failing to follow medical director protocols by performing advanced level of care outside your scope of certification.

Fuentes, Mario G., Belton, TX. June 17, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1), 157.36(b)(30), and HSC 773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Garay Vidal, Gustavo, El Paso, TX. March 23, 2011, one-month suspension and 23-month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules §157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(27), 157.36(b)(29) and 157.37(a) related to an arrest for possession of the controlled substance cocaine, an arrest for driving while intoxicated, failure to notify the department and receiving deferred adjudication misdemeanor possession of the controlled substance cocaine.

Garcia, Adiel, Brownsville, TX. September 12, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §157.32(r)(1) related to assisting to provide an EMS paramedic education course without approval from the Department.

Gardner, Thomas V., Princeton, TX. February 27, 2014, revocation pursuant to Chapter 773 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, §773.0614(c)(1) related to two counts of indecency with a child sexual contact.

Garza, Koy R., Richmond, TX. May 27, 2014, 12 month probation pursuant to EMS Rules 25 TAC §157.36(g) related to failing a urinalysis drug screen test for the presence of controlled substances and failing to comply with a Department Order.

Gohlke, Preston S., Grand Prairie, TX. September 24, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1), 157.36(b)(30), and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Gonzalez, Jr., Joe E., Fort Worth, TX. October 1, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rule 25 TAC §157.36(b)(3) related to failing to properly assess a patient and failing to complete a patient care report.  

Griffin, Matthew H., Crystal Beach, TX. March 11, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1), 157.36(b)(30) and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

H-Town Elite Transportation LLC DBA Elite EMS, Houston, TX. June 29, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(16), 157.11(m)(25), 157.11(m)(26), and 157.16(d)(1) related to operating an EMS service without insurance.

Hale Center EMS Association, Hale Center, TX. June 17, 2014, assessed a $1,000.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§25 TAC §§ 157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(3), 157.11(j)(5), and 157.11(m)(11) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations, failing to assure current protocols, equipment, supply and medication lists are maintained on each vehicle,

Harrington, Thomas J., Denton, TX. June 17, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1), 157.36(b)(30) and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Haynes, Jr., Johnny L., Lubbock, TX. March 24, 2014, revocation pursuant to Chapter 53 of the Texas Occupations Code, Section 53.021(b) related to a felony conviction and imprisonment for bribery of public officials and aiding and abetting. 

Healthsource EMS LLC, Houston, TX. June 17, 2014, assessed a $1,500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(3), 157.11(j)(1), and 157.11(m)(5) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to have EMS crew properly identified by last name, certification or license level and provider name, and failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations.

Hickman, Teddy, Lubbock, TX. December 17, 2013, nine (9) month suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(10), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(25), and 157.36(b)(30) related to failing to report an indictment for two (2) counts of indecency with child-sexual contact, failing to report an arrest for two (2) counts of indecency with child-sexual contact, and violating a department disciplinary order.

Hickman, Teddy, Lubbock, TX. May 8, 2014, revocation pursuant to Chapter 53 of the Texas Occupations Code, Section 53.021(b) related to a felony conviction and imprisonment for indecency with child – sexual contact.

Higginbotham, Roderick G., Fort Worth, TX. September 22, 2013, twelve (12) month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(30) related to a positive urinalysis drug screen test for amphetamines and failing to provide the Department information when requested.

Hopkins, Erik G., League City, TX. October 1, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(1) and 157.36(b)(30), and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Husain, Farhan, McKinney, TX. March 31, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(7), 157.36(b)(13), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(30) and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate, giving false information to employer that he was certified, and jeopardizing the safety of patients.

I D F EMS, Houston, TX. June 8, 2014, assessed a $5,000.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(m)(20) and 157.16(d)(19) related to failing to notify the Department of a change in medical director.

Infinity EMS LLC DBA Infinity EMS, Houston, TX. March 21, 2014, assessed a $13,750.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 25 TAC §§157.11(c)(2)(D), 157.11(d)(1), 157.11(d)(4), 157.11(d)(6), 157.11(i)(2), 157.11(j)(1), and 157.11(m)(11) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to assure critical patient care equipment has spare batteries or an alternative power source, failing to assure current protocols, equipment, supply and medication lists are maintained on each vehicle, failing to display vehicle authorization in patient compartment, and failing to have an environmental system capable of heating or cooling within the patient compartment.

Jacksonville Fire Department, Jacksonville, TX. February 28, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(d)(14), and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

Jamal Kenyata Wiggins and Brian Keith Rogers DBA A-1 EMS, Stafford, TX. March 25, 2014, assessed a $750.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(d)(6), and 157.11(j)(1) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times.

Joey Goffney DBA Southern Care EMS, Houston, TX. February 16, 2014, initial application for EMS provider license denied for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §157.11(c)(1)(D) related to failing to timely pay a Department Agreed Order of an administrative penalty.

Jones, Kyle B., Cleveland, TX. October 1, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(1) and 157.36(b)(30), and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Juergens, Nathan D., Houston, TX. June 25, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1), 157.36(b)(30), and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Kinney, Shane G., Ingleside, TX. July 23, 2014, revocation pursuant to Chapter 53 of the TOC §53.021(b) related to felony convictions and imprisonment for two counts of Arson.

Laney, Paul A., El Paso, TX. September 9, 2013, twenty-four (24) month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(28) related to deferred adjudication for improper photo/visual recording arouse/gratify, and failing to notify the Department of change in criminal history.

Lewis, Russell D., Tulia, TX. January 28, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§25 TAC §157.36(b)(7) related to failing to follow medical director’s protocols.

Ludden, Brian T., Houston, TX. July 21, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(27), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest for possession of controlled substance and driving while intoxicated and failing to notify the Department of arrest, conviction for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated, failure to notify the department of a change in criminal history, and failure to respond to the Departments request for information.   

Machorro, Miguel J., Houston, TX. February 20, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§25 TAC §§157.36(b)(22). 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(29) related to receiving deferred adjudication for theft, failing to notify the Department of an arrest for driving while intoxicated, conviction of driving while intoxicated, failing to notify the Department of an arrest for driving while intoxicated 2nd, failure to notify the Department of a change in criminal history for driving while intoxicated 2nd.

Maverick Ambulance Services, Inc., Eagle Pass, TX. June 17, 2014, assessed a $2,300.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(d)(14), and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

McConnell, Leslie A., Fort Worth, TX. June 11, 2014, 24 month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) related to failing a urinalysis drug screen test for the presence of amphetamine and methamphetamine.

McGehee, Shelly R., Whitney, TX. October 1, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(23), and 157.36(b)(26) related to committing fraud to gain benefits form social service programs, receiving deferred adjudication for securing execution of document by fraud, and failing to notify the Department of a change in criminal history.

Medics Link EMS Inc., Beaumont, TX. April 20, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rule 25 TAC §157.16(d)(12) related to failing to respond to the Department request for information.

MNK Holdings Inc. DBA CNT EMS, Houston, TX. May 27, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(20), and 157.11(m)(30) related to failing to notify the Department of a change in medical director and failing to notify the Department when operations ceased in its service area.

Mooring, Bobby R., Quitman, TX. March 31, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(23) and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest for possession of child pornography and failing to notify the Department of the arrest.

Murray, Daniel I., Houston, TX. February 18, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(14) and 157.36(b)(21) related to misappropriation of four patient care reports and failing to response to a Department investigation.

Neely, Christopher L., Aubrey, TX. April 20, 2014, initial application for EMT certification denied pursuant to HSC §773.0614 and TAC §157.36(c)(2), 157.36(c)(3), and 157.36(f) related to a conviction for driving while intoxicated and failing to respond to the Department request for information.

Nueces County ESD 4, Corpus Christi, TX. September 24, 2014, assessed a $500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(2), and 157.11(j)(5) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times and failing to assure critical patient care equipment has spare batteries or an alternative power source.

Ollervides, Arturo, Laredo, TX. December 6, 2013, revocation pursuant to Chapter 773 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, §773.0614(c)(1) related to deferred adjudication for Sexual Assault.

Orji, Emeka D., Richmond, TX. May 8, 2014, revocation pursuant to Chapter 53 of the Texas Occupations Code, Section 53.021(b) related to a felony conviction and imprisonment for conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud, aiding and abetting.

Pearland EMS, Pearland, TX. June 25, 2014, assessed a $950.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(d)(14) and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

Peter Bustos DBA D&L EMS, Porter, TX. June 17, 2014, assessed a $1,000.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(c)(2)(D), 157.11(d)(1), 157.11(d)(6), 157.11(d)(7),  157.11(j)(4), 157.11(m)(5), and 157.11(m)(11) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to have EMS crew properly identified by last name, certification or license level and provider name, failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations, failing to have the name of the provider and license number displayed on both sides of vehicle, failing to assure current protocols, equipment, supply and medication lists are maintained on each vehicle, failing to display vehicle authorization in patient compartment.

Peugeot, Jason W., League City, TX. June 11, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30) related to arrest for diversion of controlled substance and two charges of tampering governmental record, misappropriation and/or tampered with and/or self-administered fentanyl, hydromorphone, and morphine from employer, falsified government records-Drug Enforcement Agency form 222, and failed to notify the Department of arrests.

Phillips, Nathan W., Orange, TX. February 13, 2014, 24 month probated suspension for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), and 157.36(b)(26) related to a conviction for indecent exposure, failure to notify the Department of a change in criminal history, and failing to notify the Department of an arrest.

Powers, Jacob D., Clute, TX. November 5, 2011, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules §157.36(b)(9) and 157.36(b)(26) related to allowing an EMT-Basic to perform advanced levels of care.

Prime Ambulance Service, Inc., Houston, TX. December 13, 2013, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(d)(7), 157.11(i)(2), and 157.11(j)(1) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to assure critical patient care equipment has spare batteries or an alternative power source, and failing to display provider license number on both sides of vehicle.

Reeves, Matthew, Copperas Cove, TX. January 27, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(28), 157.36(b)(29), and 157.36(b)(30) related to failing a urinalysis drug screen test while on duty, two arrests for driving while intoxicated, failing to notify the Department of arrests, failing to respond to the Department request for information.

Rodolfo Martinez III/Rodolfo Martinez Jr. DBA Star EMS, Elsa, TX. September 24, 2014, assessed a $3,750.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(3), and 157.11(j)(5) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times and failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations.

Rosehill Fire Department, Tomball, TX. February 20, 2014, assessed a $450.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), and 157.16(d)(14), and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

Royalty Ambulance Service Inc., Pharr, TX. November 5, 2011, assessed a $500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules §157.11(d)(1), 157.11(j)(4) and 157.11(m)(1) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times.

Rudny, Domink M., Magnolia, TX. August 10, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to receiving deferred adjudication for possession of cocaine, failure to notify the department of a change in criminal history and arrest.

Ruiz, David A., McAllen, TX. February 13, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(26) and 157.36(b)(28) related to receiving deferred adjudication for false ID as a police officer and possession of controlled substance.

Salinas, Juan C., Quemado, TX. June 17, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(1),  157.36(b)(30), and HSC 773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Samuels, Jonathan E., Houston, TX. March 3, 2014, revocation pursuant to Chapter 53 of the Texas Occupations Code, Section 53.021(b) related to felony convictions and imprisonment for 2 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Sanchez, Jr., Mario A., San Antonio, TX. April 14, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §157.36(b)(30) and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Sauceda, Randy, Rio Grande City, TX. February 24, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(10), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(23) and 157.36(b)(30) related to failing to comply with Department issued Agreed Order, receiving deferred adjudication for possession of marijuana, failing to submit to an alcohol and drug test and provide results to Department, and failing to notify the Department of an arrest for possession of marijuana.

Shapovalov, Viktor, Houston, TX. August 19, 2013, revocation 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)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(28),  and 157.36(b)(29) related to deferred adjudication for assault, violating deferred adjudication order, community supervision adjudicated and conviction for assault, failing to notify the department within 30 business days of court ordered conviction, and failing to respond to Department’s request for information.

Tankersley, Jody R., Humble, TX. April 30, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(29) related to a deferred adjudication for burglary of a building with intent to commit theft.

Terry Memorial Hospital District DBA Brownfield Regional Medical Center EMS, Brownfield, TX. June 17, 2014, assessed a $500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(3), and 157.11(j)(3) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times and failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations.

Texas Med Support LLC, Stafford, TX. June 9, 2014, assessed a $500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(2), and 157.11(j)(1) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times and failing to assure critical patient care equipment has spare batteries or an alternative power source.

Thomas, Richard F., Leakey, TX. December 13, 2013, revocation for violating Chapter 53 of the Texas Occupations Code, Section 53.021(b) related to a felony conviction and imprisonment for theft and commercial bribery.

Tiger EMS Inc. DBA Tiger EMS, Longview, TX. October 1, 2014, assessed a $4,500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(c)(2)(D), 157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(2), 157.11(j)(1), and 157.11(m)(11) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to assure current protocols, equipment, supply and medication lists are maintained on each vehicle, failing to assure critical patient care equipment has spare batteries or an alternative power source, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations, and failing to display vehicle authorization in patient compartment.

Transparent Care EMS LLC, Houston, TX. February 13, 2014, assessed a $1,500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rule 25 TAC §157.16(d)(12) related to failing to respond to the Department request for information.

Trans-Star Medical Transport Inc., Spring, TX. October 1, 2014, assessed a $500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(c)(2)(D), 157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(2), 157.11(i)(3), and 157.11(j)(1) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to assure critical patient care equipment has spare batteries or an alternative power source, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations, and failing to display vehicle authorization in patient compartment.

Trinity Emergency Medical Services LLC, Carrollton, TX. February 24, 2014, assessed a $3,750.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(3), 157.11(j)(5), and 157.11(m)(5) related to related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations, and failing to have EMS crew properly identified by last name, certification or license level and provider name.

TUNSS EMS Inc., Houston, TX. April 20, 2014, initial application for EMS provider license denied for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(3), 157.11(j)(1) and 157.11(m)(11) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to assure current protocols, equipment, supply and medication lists are maintained on each vehicle, and failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations.

Urgent Response EMS, Houston, TX. August 10, 2014, assessed a $300.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.16(d)(14) and HSC §773.050(a) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.

Vasquez, Emmanuel R., El Paso, TX. March 31, 2014, initial application for EMT certification denied pursuant to EMS Rules 25 TAC §157.37(e)(5) and HSC §773.0614(c)(1) related to deferred adjudication for sexual assault of a child and 2 counts of indecency with a child.

Ventura Medical Services, Inc., DBA Ventura EMS, Huntsville, TX. January 28, 2014, assessed a $500.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(m)(19)(D), 157.11(m)(19)(E),  and 157.16(d)(19) related to failing to notify the Department of a change in mailing address and physical location of business.

Von Boudreaux, Dustin S., Orange, TX. February 24, 2014, initial application for ECA certification denied pursuant to EMS Rule 25 TAC §157 and HSC §773.0614(a)(1) related to receiving deferred adjudication and ordered to register as a sex offender for indecency with a child by exposure.

Vrooman, Jason C., College Station, TX. May 22, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(28) and 157.36(b)(30) related to a conviction for driving while intoxicated 2nd.

Way, Joshua R., Houston, TX. December 11, 2013, revocation for violating Chapter 53 of the Texas Occupations Code, Section 53.021(b) related to a felony conviction and imprisonment for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

Wellington EMS Inc. DBA Wellington EMS, Wellington, TX. April 14, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(i)(3), and 157.11(j)(4) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times and failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations.

Whiteley, Gregory S., Allen, TX. October 7, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(19), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(30) related to receiving deferred adjudication for seven counts of second degree felony criminal offense of manufacture/deliver controlled substance, and an arrest for seven counts of manufacture/deliver controlled substance and you failed to notify the Department of the arrest.

Wilburn, Terrence, Houston, TX. October 1, 2014, reprimanded for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(1) and 157.36(b)(30), and HSC §773.041(b) related to staffing an emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle without holding a current Department issued EMS personnel license and/or certificate.

Wilson, Jr., Dolphard R., Clyde, TX. September 24, 2014, suspended for 12 months for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(7), 157.36(b)(9), 157.36(b)(28), and 157.36(b)(30) related to failing to follow medical director’s protocols and failing to complete a patient care report

Wyman, Dean W., Kerrville, TX. April 20, 2014, revocation for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.36 (b)(1), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(6), 157.36(b)(15), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(27) and 157.36(b)(28) related to conviction for assault – family member, failing to notify the Department of the change in criminal history, and failing to respond to the Department request for information.

Zakora Holdings Inc. DBA Medi-Ride EMS, Houston, TX. March 24, 2014, assessed a $200.00 administrative penalty for violating EMS Rules 25 TAC §§157.11(d)(1), 157.11(d)(6), 157.11(i)(3), 157.11(j)(1), and 157.11(m)(5) related to failing to have EMS ambulance vehicle(s) adequately equipped and supplied at all times, failing to have EMS crew properly identified by last name, certification or license level and provider name, and failing to store, maintain and have in date all solutions and pharmaceuticals in accordance with FDA recommendations.

 

 

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