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:

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

Ademola Olufemi, Consumer Safety Unit Manager
Phone: 737-218-7074
Email: ademola.olufemi@dshs.texas.gov

 


Emergency Suspensions
Castro, Juan, Houston, TX. September 25, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Christopher R. Freed DBA North Texas EMS, Fort Worth, TX. September 26, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.16(a).
Cole, William R., McKinney, TX. May 16, 2018, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Cortez, Jay, Hamilton, TX.  January 21, 2020, 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).
Frazier, III, Ronald J., Georgetown, TX. November 19, 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).
Fruge, Austin T., Bronson and/or Hemphill, TX.  February 7, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Hatcher, James R., North Richland Hills, TX. June 28, 2018, 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).
Juppe, Herbert, Tomball, TX. December 3, 2019, 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).
Partin, Brandon, Spring, TX.  January 16, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Perry, Ryan C., Navasota, TX.  January 2, 2020, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
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).
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).
Steckler, Jeremy, Houston, TX. September 11, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Stephenson, Jeremy, Denison and/or Gainesville, TX. August 22, 2019, emergency suspension, pursuant to the EMS Rules at 25 TAC §157.36(a).
Stouffer, Rebecca L., Wichita Falls, TX. October 24, 2016, 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). 

 Name City of ResidenceAlleged Action Disciplinary Action(s) Date of Action 
Apodaca, MartinEl Paso, TXViolated 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.
RevocationMarch 4, 2019
Avalos, SamuelMidlothian, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.33(l)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(10), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(39), 157.36(b)(40), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols, failure to contact medical control, failure to report a falsified patient care report.
4-day Suspension followed by 6-month Probated Suspension 
August 29, 2019
Balthrop, Aelohim A.Houston, TXViolated 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.
25-month SuspensionMarch 4, 2019
Barnard, Joseph B.Knox City and or Lawn, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(44), and 157.36(b)(47) related to related to failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address, failure to follow Medical Director's Protocol, engaged in conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of patients, falsified patient care report, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
24-month Probated Suspension with certification level of practice reduced to an Emergency Medical Technician
October 7, 2019
Barton, Trevor J.San Marcos and/or League City, TXViolated 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.
ReprimandMarch 6, 2019
Birhiray Holdings Inc. DBA Pulse EMS
Houston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(n)(11), 157.11(n)(39), 157.16(d)(14), 157.16(d)(19), and HSC §773.050(a) related to failure to possess city permits and staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.
Administrative Penalty of $126,500.00 with $120,250 probated for 24 monthsDecember 11, 2019
Brummett, PaigeBonham, TXViolated 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 patient care reports, and engaged in conduct that has the potential to jeopardize the health and safety of patients.
6-month SuspensionApril 3, 2019
Burke, BretAustin, TXViolated 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.
ReprimandSeptember 20, 2019
Cannon, Debbie A.Tatum, TXViolated 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.
RevocationJune 12, 2019
Carson, ChelseaLubbock, TXViolated 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.
7-day SuspensionJune 26, 2019
Castillo, Jr., Juan JoseAlamo, TXViolated 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.
6-day Suspension followed by a 3-year, 11-month, 24-day Probated Suspension 
March 23, 2018
Chaffin, Michael J.Dennison, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.33(l)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(10), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(39), 157.36(b)(40), and 157.36(b)(47) related to falsified/forged  patient care reports and failure to contact medical control for non-transport of a patient.
6-day Suspension followed by a 6-month Probated Suspension
September 6, 2019
Chambers, Michelle D.Spring, TXViolated 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.
RevocationFebruary 19, 2019
Chapa, Antony R.Alto, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(40) related to failure to contact medical control before administering Toradol for pain management.
5-day SuspensionJuly 29, 2019
Christopher R. Freed DBA North Texas EMSFort Worth, TXViolated EMS Rules 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.
Administrative Penalty of $10,000.00April 10, 2019
Clark, Kyle F.Ponder, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), and 157.36(b)(30) rules in effect on the date of the occurrence related to falsified patient care report.
30-day SuspensionOctober 16, 2019
Cole, Samjej T.Lubbock and/or Seagraves, TXViolated 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.
30-day SuspensionJune 26, 2019
Cotton, Brent A.Athens, TXViolated 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.
6-month SuspensionFebruary 26, 2019
Cousins, Grant A.Crandall, TXViolated EMS Rules 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.
10-day Suspension followed by an 11-month, 20-day Probated Suspension
March 7, 2019
Cox, Thomas W.Jacksboro, TXPursuant to Texas Occupations Code § 53.021(b) related to felony conviction and imprisonment for theft of property.
RevocationAugust 13, 2019
Crawford, Cara R.Lumberton and/or Warren, TXViolated 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-Child Passenger and deferred adjudication for Failure to Identify, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationNovember 8, 2019
Cross, III, Marvin L.Burleson, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to 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.
RevocationJune 24, 2019
Crumley, Jackye R.
Brownwood, TX
Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(8) and 157.36(b)(40) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols and failure to contact Medical Control and/or Medical Director prior to transferring care as required. 
7-day Suspension followed by 83-days Probated Suspension 
January 21, 2020
Davis, Chelsea M.Corpus Christi, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(34) related to refusal to take an ETOH screening.
30-day Probated SuspensionJuly 22, 2019
De La Cruz, Jose A.McAllen, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3) and 157.36(b)(46) related to failure and/or refusal to complete  patient care reports and document multiple vehicle readiness inspections as required by employer. 
RevocationDecember 12, 2019 
Devine Solutions Group LLC DBA Quick Response EMSStafford, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(n)(1) and 157.11(n)(14) related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.
Administrative Penalty of $1,750.00December 20, 2019 
Douglas, Christopher R.Whitewright, TXViolated EMS Rules 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.
3-day SuspensionMarch 6, 2019
Edwards, Emmanuel C.Richmond, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(18), 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 engaging in organized criminal activity, failure to notify the Department after being indicted and change in criminal history, and falsified patient care reports.
ReprimandSeptember 4, 2019
Emergency Training EnterprisesSour Lake, TXViolated 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.
12-month Suspension followed by a 12-month Probated Suspension
January 2, 2019
Facundo, Jr., FelipeFort Worth, TXViolated 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.
Suspension until May 31, 2021April 15, 2019
Fisher, Eric R.Malakoff, TXViolated 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.
3-month Suspension followed by a 33-month Probated Suspension
March 8, 2019
Froh, SamuelPrinceton, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(36) related to use of a contaminated intravenous (IV) catheter on a patient and failure to maintain a substantial amount of skill, knowledge and/or academic acuity to timely and/or accurately perform duties and or meet responsibilities required.
12-month Probated SuspensionAugust 15, 2019
German, James M.Conroe, TXViolated 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.
3-day suspensionFebruary 19, 2019
Gordon, AprilSour Lake, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(20) and 157.36(b)(47) related to academic dishonesty by cheating on an Operations Exam.
15-day SuspensionJune 11, 2019
Gurley, Brandon L.Eustace, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), and 157.36(b)(34) related to misappropriating supplies and medication belonging to employer and refusal of employer drug screen.
6-month SuspensionSeptember 20. 2019
Hannah, Blaine A.Pecos, TXViolated 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.
12-month Probated SuspensionJune 24, 2019
Hatcher, James R.Richland Hills, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(31),  157.36(b)(32), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest and deferred adjudication for possession of controlled substance,  an arrest and deferred adjudication for Forge/Increase Prescription Quantity/Dangerous Drug, failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history.
RevocationOctober 24, 2019
Hinojosa, JacquelynHouston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.4(e), 157.34(b)(2), 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(21), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(44), 157.38(c), and 157.38(k)(5) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department to validate CE compliance, failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
ReprimandSeptember 20, 2019
Horning, Joshua L.Humble, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(33) related to while on-duty tested positive for Cocaine and Marijuana.
14-day SuspensionJune 12, 2019
Hunter, Matthew D.Highlands, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24) and 157.36(b)(30) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationMay 6, 2019
Jackson, Justin T.Lake Jackson, TXViolated 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.
14-day Suspension followed by a 1-year, 11-month, 16-day Probated Suspension
January 22, 2018
Jaloway, Justin R.San Antonio and/or Pleasanton, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest for 2 counts of possession of controlled substance, an arrest for prohibited weapon and 4 counts of manufacture deliver controlled substance, an additional arrest for possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and unlawful carrying of weapon, failure to notify the Department of arrests, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationAugust 13, 2019
John, BryanSchertz and/or New Braunfels, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest for public intoxication, fail to identify fugitive from justice, and attempt to take weapon from an Officer, failure to notify the Department of an arrest, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationAugust 2, 2019
Johnson, ShelbiOdessa, TXViolated 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.
RevocationFebruary 19, 2019
Jones, Joel C.Burleson, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(33) related to while on-duty tested positive for Methamphetamine.
30-day Suspension followed by an 11-month Probated Suspension
May 3, 2019
Lozano, RodrigoEagle Pass, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(c)(1), 157.36(c)(3), 157.36(c)(5), and 157.37(e)(1)(A) related to an arrest for possession of marijuana and possession of a dangerous drug, convictions for possession of Marijuana, driving while license suspended, driving while intoxicated, deferred adjudication for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and failure to disclose on your initial application for EMT certification.
Deny initial application for EMT certification
July 31, 2019
Machorro, Miguel J.Horizon City, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(25), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(29), 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest for driving while intoxicated 3rd or more, conviction for driving while intoxicated 2nd, a lesser included offense, failure to notify the Department of an arrest and change in criminal history.
30-day Suspension followed by an 11-month Probated Suspension 
July 29, 2019
Magnolia EMS, LLC DBA Magnolia EMSHouston, TXViolated EMS Rules 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.
Administrative Penalty of $21,450.00 
March 6, 2019
Marroquin, Jordan P.Helotes, TXViolated 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.
Revocation
May 9, 2019
Marrs, Jeffrey T.Cleburne, TXViolated 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.
12-month Probated SuspensionMarch 28, 2019
McCormick, Pamela J.Austin, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§
5-day Suspension followed by a 4-year, 11-month, 25-day Probated Suspension 
January 23, 2017
McIntosh, Luke A.Colorado Springs, Colorado and/or Houston, TXViolated Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614 related to a conviction for attempted sexual assault and subject to registration as a sex offender.
RevocationMarch 8, 2019
Medex Transportation Services Inc.Alamo, TXViolated 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.
Suspension until March 31, 2020June 28, 2019
Menapace, Christopher C.Houston and/or Dallas, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(24) related to failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationFebruary 19, 2019
Morales, Marcus A.
El Paso, TX
Violated 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), and 157.36(b)(35) related to an arrest and conviction of Theft of Property over or equal to $100.00 under $750.00, an arrest and deferred adjudication to conviction for Criminal Trespass, arrests for Driving While Intoxicated, Robbery, Theft of Property $100.00 with previous conviction, Theft of Property over or equal to $750.00 under $2,500.00, Theft of Property over or equal to $100.00 under $750.00,  failure to notify the Department of arrests and change in criminal history, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
Revocation
January 29, 2020
Nwako, John A.Houston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(14), 157.36(b)(18), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(23), 157.36(b)(26), and 157.36(b)(30) related to an arrest and conviction for theft involving Medicaid and Medicare billing and failure to notify the Department of an arrest and conviction.
7-year Probated SuspensionMarch 8, 2017
Parks, Edward V.Lumberton, TXViolated 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)(35), and  157.36(b)(44) related to failure to notify the Department of a current mailing address, an arrest and deferred adjudication for publish/threat to publish intimate visual material, failure to notify the Department of arrests, and change in criminal history.
Probated Suspension until November 30, 2020September 20, 2019
Patterson, AndrePaducah, TXViolated 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.
RevocationMarch 4, 2019
Pedraza, Ernesto L.Houston, TXViolated Tex. Health & Safety Code § 773.0614 related to a conviction for Sexual Assualt
RevocationOctober 3, 2019
Perez, LarryRed Oak, TXViolated 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.
60-month Probated SuspensionJuly 6, 2017
Poenisch, Carl R.Marfa, TXPursuant to  Texas Occupations Code § 53.021(b) related to felony conviction and imprisonment for four (4) counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
RevocationJuly 24, 2019
Precise EMS, LLC DBA Precise EMSSan Juan, TXViolated 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.
3 year probated suspension and an Administrative Penalty of $71,000.00 with $61,000.00 probated 
November 13, 2017
Precise EMS LLC DBA Precise EMS
San Juan, TX
Violated HSC § 773.050(a) and EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.11(m)(1), 157.11(m)(4), 157.11(n)(1), 157.11(n)(5), and 157.16(d)(14) (rules in effect on the date of the occurrence  related to staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications and failure to comply with an Agreed Order.
4-year probated suspension and an Administrative Penalty of $355,375.00 with $307,375.00 probated 
January 21, 2020
Quilin, DaynaRound Rock, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(16), 157.36(b)(22), 157.36(b)(24), 157.36(b)(26), 157.36(b)(30), 157.36(b)(33), 157.36(b)(35), and 157.36(b)(47) related to failure to notify the Department of arrests for Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of Controlled Substances. While on duty, illegally possessing controlled substances, misappropriating medications belonging to the employer or any other person or entity, showing signs of being impaired and/or under the influence, refusal of employer drug screen, and failure to provide requested information to the Department.
12-month Probated SuspensionOctober 16, 2019
Rivers, MarkHouston, TXViolated 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.
ReprimandMay 22, 2019
Russell, Marty R.Hurst, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.33(l)(3), 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(8) 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(38), 157.36(b)(40), and 157.36(b)(43) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols, failure to contact medical control, failure to make accurate and/or complete patient care reports, failure to document patient transport refusal and/or obtain signature of patient refusal, and behaving in a disruptive manner toward other EMS personnel.
3-day Suspension followed by a 6-month Probated SuspensionApril 8, 2019
Sellers, Sarah J.Hico and/or Hamilton, TXViolated 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.
3-day SuspensionApril 15, 2019
Shepherd, Haynes F.Houston, TXViolated 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.
7-day Suspension followed by a 12-month Probated SuspensionMay 22, 2019
Simmons, Jacquelyn D.Houston, TXViolated Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(8) 157.36(b)(31), and 157.36(b)(35) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols and failure to make accurate and/or complete patient care reports.
ReprimandSeptember 23, 2019
Skyline EMS Inc. DBA Skyline EMSAlton, TXViolated EMS Rules 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.
Administrative Penalty of $84,500.00April 15, 2019
Sluder, Michael S.South Houston, TXViolated 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.
RevocationJune 11, 2019
Speaker, Sommer L.McKinney, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC § 157.36(b)(24) failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationSeptember 4, 2019
Tadeos EMS Inc. DBA Monterrey EMSHouston, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.16(d)(14) and 157.16(d)(19) related to failure to possess city permits and staffing an EMS ambulance vehicle with EMS personnel with expired certifications.
Administrative Penalty of $2,500.00September 17, 2019
Triplett, Quinton J.Alvin, TX Violated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 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 related to an arrest and conviction of Intoxication Assault with a vehicle, an arrest 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.
RevocationDecember 12, 2019 
Union Healthcare Services Inc. DBA City EMSHouston, TXViolated EMS Rules 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 patient care reports, and failure to possess city permits.
1-month Suspension followed by an 11-month Probated SuspensionFebruary 19, 2019
Waller, Michael J.Arlington, TXViolated 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.
RevocationApril 3, 2019
Waymon, Michael S.Kyle, TXViolated 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. 
12-month Probated SuspensionApril 23, 2019
Webb, Stephen M.Frisco and/or The Colony, TXViolated 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.
5-day SuspensionMay 9, 2019
Wolter, Morgan B.Moulton and/or New Braunfels, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(2), 157.36(b)(24), 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 for invasive visual recording, tamper/fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair, deferred adjudication for invasive visual recording, failure to notify the Department of current mailing address, failure to provide requested information to the Department.
RevocationJuly 24, 2019
Wright ScharrieBurleson, TXViolated EMS Rules 25 TAC §§ 157.36(b)(3), 157.36(b)(4), 157.36(b)(8), 157.36(b)(10), 157.36(b)(31), 157.36(b)(35), 157.36(b)(38), and 157.36(b)(39) related to failure to follow Medical Director’s Protocols, falsified patient care report, failure to make an accurate and/or complete patient care report, refusing transport and abandoning a patient.
12-month Probated Suspension with the initial 5-days actual Suspension contingent upon completion of conditions
September 4, 2019


 

 

Last updated February 20, 2020