Texas Midwifery Board Enforcement Actions

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Disciplinary actions are taken by regulatory authorities (boards, committees, programs) in response to a violation of the law or rules.  Different kinds of actions may be taken depending on the severity of the offense, the history of previous violations, efforts made to correct the violation, the harm to the victim(s), the likelihood of a repeat violation, and other matters related to each particular case.  These actions are taken to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Texas.

Final Disciplinary Actions - License Denial, Surrender, Revocation
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Final Disciplinary Actions - All Other, including Probated Suspension, Reprimand, and Administrative Penalty
These actions will be posted on this website for a total of seven (7) years from the date all the terms of the Order have been met, in accordance with our records retention schedule. The regulated individual may now be currently licensed, in good standing, and practicing without any restrictions.

TEXAS MIDWIFERY BOARD
DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

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DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Name Documentation Status Documentation Number City of Residence Alleged Violation* Disciplinary Action Date of Action
Almanza, Maria Elena Former Documented Midwife None Brownsville   Denial 11/28/01
Beltz, Faith Midwife 04005 Austin 22 TAC §831.58, 831.65 and 831.131-Related to failure to complete the Informed Choice and disclosure Form required by state law for a client and failure to perform an initial evaluation on client and failed to initiate immediate emergency transfer for chorio-amnionitis. 6 mo Probated Suspension and $500 Administrative Penalty 2/7/11
Bullock, April Midwife 99022 Austin 22 TAC §831.54, 831.58, 831.65 and 831.51-Related to failure to complete an assessment for labor and failure to perform a risk assessment, failure to make a reasonable effort to contact the hospital regarding transfer of client, failure to accurately complete and maintain client charts. 6 mos Probated Suspension 11/05/12
Clarkson, Amber Midwife MW04012 New Braunfels, TX 22 TAC §831.51, 831.54 and 831.65-Related to failure to maintain client’s records, failure to establish, review, and update protocols and failure to monitor the client’s progress during labor. 6 months
Probated Suspension
9/21/09
Cockrell, Dawn Midwife 01010 Odessa, TX 22 TAC §§831.51, 831.65 and 831.52-Related to failure to provide sufficient documentation of reason for transporting the client to the hospital and failure to emergency-transfer a client promptly for failure to progress in labor. Reprimand 2/1/10
Covarrubias, Esther Midwife MW96206 Weslaco, TX TAC 831.169- Related to failure to comply with a Midwifery Board order Administrative Penalty $1000
2/5/09
Covarrubias, Esther Midwife MW96206 Weslaco, TX

25 TAC 831.161, 831.20, 831.11 & TOC 203.451
Related to submitting a false, fraudulent or other noncompliant birth or death certificate.

Administrative Penalty
$1000

09/25/07
Covarrubias, Esther Midwife 96206 Weslaco

TOC 203.404 and 22 TAC 831.11 Related to submitting false or misleading information to the midwifery board.

Reprimand 10/17/06
Crowell, Ann Midwife MW96196 Bedford, TX

25 TAC 831.165 Related to falsifying clients signatures on records submitted to the department, in connection with a complaint filed against you.

Administrative Penalty $300

02/13/07
Derry, Elizabeth Midwife 99110 Mission 22 TAC §831.60-Related to failing to complete initial and subsequent assessments. Probated Suspension 2/24/14
Dillard, Lydia Midwife 96168 San Angelo   Probated Suspension  5/19/99
Dillard, Lydia Former Documented Midwife 96168 San Angelo   Surrender 2/11/03
Elizondo, Esther Midwife 96059 Laredo TOC 203.404- Related to submitting false or misleading information to the Department when licensee submitted fraudulent Continuing Education (CE) certificates to the Department Administrative Penalty $150
2/2/09
Elliott, Kristen Midwife 99042 Kyle, TX 22 TAC §831.51 and §831.65-Related to failure to maintain client’s records accurately documenting the client’s failure to progress in labor and failure to emergency transfer client promptly. Probated Suspension 6/21/10
Esquivel, Rosalinda Former Documented Midwife None Brownsville   Denial 11/28/01
Flores, Emma Midwife 98016 El Paso

TOC 203.401 and 22 TAC 831.54 Related to administering drugs without a proper standing order and failure to maintain proper protocols and procedures.

Administrative Penalty $1,000 with Stipulations

10/17/06
Faz, Oscar Midwife 97012 Del Rio TOC §203.251-Related to providing midwifery care to clients when no department-approved license as a midwife was held. $8750 Administrative Penalty 9/12/11
Faz, Oscar M. Midwife 97012 Del Rio

TOC 203.451, 203.404, 22 TAC 831.161, & 831.58
Related to providing inadequate & unsafe midwifery care and failure to respond to the Board's request for information.

Administrative Penalty
$1500

09/25/07
Faz, Oscar Midwife 97012 Del Rio 22 TAC §831.20-Related to submitting a falsified copy of the American Heart Association CPR card. Administrative Penalty 6/21/10
Foster, Beverly Former Documented Midwife 96058 Richardson 1. Texas Occupations Code 203.251(a) practice of midwifery without documentation.
2. Texas Occupations Code 203.401(6) making a false statement or false record on a birth certificate in violation of Health and Safety Code Section 195.003.
Administrative Penalty 9/23/03
Frans, Angela Former Documented Midwife 96049 Terrell Texas Occupations Code 203.404(10) Failure to pracitce midwifery in a manner consistent with public health and safety Surrender 2/10/04
Gandy, Jane Midwife 98004 Garland 22 TAC §831.20 and HSC §192.003-Related to failure to file the birth certificates of clients within the five day period. Administrative Penalty 6/21/10
Guzman, Lupita Former Documented Midwife 96183 Rio Grande Texas Occupations Code 203.404(a)(8) Submission of a birth or death certificate known by the person to be false or fraudulent or engages in another act that violates Title 3, Health and Safety Code, or a rule adopted under that title. Surrender 9/14/04
Hawkins, Melody Midwife 96024 Abilene TOC §203.404 and HSC §192.003-Related to failure to file the birth certificates of two clients. $2000 Administrative Penalty 2/7/11
Hernandez,Leah Midwife 96185 Amarillo, TX 22 TAC §831.190 and §831.169-Related to failure to timely file a birth certificate and for practicing midwifery without a license. Reprimand and $2000 Administrative Penalty 2/7/10
Hernandez, Maria Midwife 96061 Laredo 22 TAC §831.58 and 831.65-Related to failure to check the blood pressure of a client and failure to call 911 for immediate transfer when the birth failed to progress. 2 yrs Probated Suspension 9/12/11
Hernandez, Maria Midwife 96061 Laredo TOC 203.404- Related to submitting false or misleading information to the Department when licensee submitted fraudulent Continuing Education (CE) certificates to the Department Administrative Penalty $150
2/2/09
Hook, Beverly Midwife Applicant   n/a    Garland 22 TAC §831.169 and TOC §203.251 and 203.401-Related to practicing without a license, falsifying records, and failure   Denial of Application   2/11/13
Kamp, Debra Day Midwife 99032 Austin 22 TAC §831.54, §831.51, and §831.65-Related to failure to establish, review and update and adhere to individualized protocols, failure to monitor & failure to progress in labor & PROM. Reprimand 6/25/13
Kestler, Lisa Midwife n/a Georgetown

TOC §203.251-Related to working as a midwife without a department-approved midwifery license.

$1000 Administrative Penalty 9/12/11
Khalsa, G.B. Midwife 96010 Dripping Springs

HSC 192.003 Related to late filing of birth certificates.

Reprimand 06/25/07
Levy, Angela Documented Midwife 98005 Corsicana TOC 203.404(a)(2) regarding false or misleading information; 22 TAC 831.11(j)(2) regarding false or misleading information. Suspension 2/15/05
Lima, Irma Midwife Applicant n/a Mission 22 TAC 831.11 relating to documentation of persons with criminal convictions Probation 09/13/05
Lima, Jose Ramon Former Documented Midwife 96213 Mission   Administrative Penalty 8/15/00
Lindsey, Hillary (Fernandez) Midwife MW96150 Van Alstyne TOC 203.404 & 22 TAC 831.11 Relating to providing false misleading information to the board and failure to comply with redocumentation requirements. Reprimand 02/07/06
Lopez, Enrique Midwife MW97011 Eagle Pass 22 TAC 831.51, 831.54, 831.60, 831.65, and 831.70 Failure to establish policies and protocols. Settlement Agreement with stipulations 02/07/06
Lopez, Enrique Midwife MW97011 Eagle Pass Failure to adhere to previous agreed order, specifically failure to successfully pass the North American Registry of Midwives examination w/in 2 years of the date the previous order was signed in violation of 22 TAC §831.169(c). Suspension 9/23/08
McDonald, Sandra Midwife 96174 Richmond TOC §831.57-Related to failure to provide services to a client and failure to offer formal termination of services. Administrative Penalty 6/21/10
Martinez, Maria Midwife MW96009 Brownsville 22 TAC 831.54 Failure to establish, review, & adhere to individualized policies & protocols Settlement Agreeement with stipulations 02/07/06
Messarra, Christine Midwife 00006 Friendswood

22 TAC 831.51, 831.54, & 831.65 Failure to clearly define “failure to progress in labor” and failure to document complete records on a client.

Reprimand with stipulations 10/17/06
Milligan, Linda aka
Arnold, Linda
Documented Midwife 96081 El Paso   Reprimand 4/28/00
Montelongo, Martha Midwife 96044 Weslaco TOC 203.251 and 22 TAC 831.20
Related to Practicing Midwifery without a license
Administrative Penalty
$1000
9/25/2007
Moore, Judy Former Documented Midwife 96201 Temple Texas Occupations Code 203.404(a)(2) Submission of false or misleading information to the midwifery board, the board, or the department. Administrative Penalty 9/14/04
Morrow, Melody Midwife 02007 Fort Worth 22 TAC §831.51 and §831.65-Related to failure to maintain client’s records accurately documenting the client’s failure to progress in labor and failure to emergency transfer client promptly. Probated Suspension 6/21/10
Overton, Elizabeth Midwife 98020 Corpus Christi

TOC 831.58 Failure to transfer care in an emergency situation.

Reprimand 06/25/07
Padilla, Teresa Documented Midwife 96175 San Benito   Reprimand 6/3/03
Pena, Lucio E. Midwife 96177 Pharr

TOC 831.51 Failure to provide care in a safe and clean environment.

Reprimand 06/25/07
Perez, Higinio Documented Midwife 96113 Brownsville   Revocation 4/16/02
Ramon, Jesus A. Licensed Midwife 96032 Corpus Christi

TOC 831.58 & 831.65 Failure to provide adequate and safe midwifery care.

Probated Suspension
1 day

06/25/07
Ratliff, Heather A. Midwife N/A Corinth TOC 203.251 & 22 TAC 831.51 Failure to comply with documentation requirements & failure to maintain accurate documentation in client records

Administrative
Penalty
$2800

02/07/06
Robinett, Betsy Midwife 05003 DeLeon 22 TAC §831.60, and §831.51-Related to failure to assess a client on an ongoing basis. 1 Yr. Probated Suspension 9/22/14
Robinett, Betsy Midwife 05003 Deleon 22 TAC §831.54, 831.58 and 831.65-Related to failure to assess risk when accepting a new client in to midwifery care. 1 yr Probated Suspension 9/12/11
Rodriguez, Oralia Former Documented Midwife None Odessa   Administrative Penalty 8/15/00
Rowe, Lisa Midwife 96003 New Caney TOC 203.404 & 22 TAC 831.11 relating to submitting false & misleading information to the board & in regards to application for redocumentation with proper credentialing Reprimand 09/13/2005
Rude, Cathy Midwife 96035 Katy 22 TAC §831.58 and 831.65-Related to failure to initiate immediate emergency transfer of a client despite evidence of a possible abruption. 6 mo Probated Suspension 2/7/11
Russell, Charlotte Midwife 06001 Shreveport, LA 22 TAC §831.65, 831.58-Related to failure to timely transfer a client and failure to make a reasonable effort to contact the hospital provider regarding the transfer of a client. 6 mos Probated Suspension 11/05/12
Russell, Charlotte Midwife 06001 Shreveport, LA TOC §203.404 and HHSC §192.003-Related to failure to file a birth certificate of a client within 5 days after the birth. $250 Administrative Penalty 9/26/11
Saldana, Mary Midwife 96012 Weslaco, TX TAC §203.404-Related to engaging in unprofessional and dishonorable conduct that may be determined to deceive or defraud the public. $1000 Administrative Penalty 2/1/10
Salinas, Sylvia Former Documented Midwife 96198 Mission TOC 203.251(a) 203.402(2) failure to comply with board rules; 22TAC 831.11(i)(11), 831.51(g), 831.161(g)(2)(c) and 831.161(l) Administrative Penalty 2/15/05
Stokes, Jean Midwife 96170 Austin, Tx.

TOC 203.251, 203.404, & 22 TAC 831.11 Relating to practicing midwifery without a license and submitting false documentation.

Reprimand 10/17/06
Struve, Roxane Former Documented Midwife None Shady Shores   Administrative Penalty 11/2/01
Vega, Margarita Documented Midwife 96217 Pharr   Suspension 12/15/00
Velasco, Luis Documented Midwife 96171 Laredo   Administrative Penalty 2/11/03
Wilson, Kasie Midwife Applicant Wichita Falls TOC §203.251 and 22 TAC §831.169-Related to representing herself as a Midwife without a license and failing to comply to a Board Order. $500 Administrative Penalty 2/24/14
Wilson, Kasie Unlicensed Midwife n/a Wichita Falls TOC §203.251 and 22 TAC §831.11-Related to practicing midwifery without a department-approved license. $5000 Administrative Penalty 11/05/2012
*will be posted for disciplinary actions taken on or after 9/1/03
  

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Last updated October 06, 2014